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kitembilla

or kit·am·bil·la

[ kit-uhm-bil-uh ]
/ ˌkɪt əmˈbɪl ə /
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noun

a shrub or small tree, Dovyalis hebecarpa, of India and Sri Lanka, having velvety, maroon-purple fruit.

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Also called Ceylon gooseberry.

Origin of kitembilla

From the Sinhalese word kätämbilla
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