carambola


car·am·bo·la

noun \ˌka-rəm-ˈbō-lə\

Definition of CARAMBOLA

1
:  a 5-angled green to yellow tropical fruit of star-shaped cross section —called also star fruit
2
:  a tropical tree (Averrhoa carambola) of the wood-sorrel family that is native to southeastern Asia and is widely cultivated for carambolas

Origin of CARAMBOLA

Portuguese, from Marathi karambal, from Sanskrit karmaphala
First Known Use: 1598

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