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carambola

[kar-uh m-boh-luh] /ˌkær əmˈboʊ lə/
noun
1.
a tree, Averrhoa carambola, native to southeastern Asia, bearing deeply ridged, yellow-brown, edible fruit.
2.
Also called star fruit. the fruit itself.
Origin of carambola
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Portuguese < Marathi karambal
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  • Now, we will not leave them, adds the wild man, till you have had a carambola boca de jarro!

British Dictionary definitions for carambola

carambola

/ˌkærəmˈbəʊlə/
noun
1.
a tree, Averrhoa carambola, probably native to Brazil but cultivated in the tropics, esp SE Asia, for its edible fruit
2.
Also called star fruit. the smooth-skinned yellow fruit of this tree, which is star-shaped in cross section
Word Origin
C18: Spanish carambola a sour greenish fruit, from Portuguese, from Marathi karambal
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