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carambola

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noun car·am·bo·la \ˌka-rəm-ˈbō-lə\

Definition of carambola

  1. 1 :  a 5-angled green to yellow tropical fruit of star-shaped cross section —called also star fruit

  2. 2 :  a tropical tree (Averrhoa carambola) of the wood-sorrel family that is native to southeastern Asia and is widely cultivated for carambolas



Origin and Etymology of carambola

Portuguese, from Marathi karambal, from Sanskrit karmaphala


First Known Use: 1598


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