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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Spanish Central: Translation of "carambola"
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