ambarella

noun

am·​ba·​rel·​la
ˌambəˈrelə
plural -s
: a tropical tree (Spondias dulcis synonym Spondias cytherea of the family Anacardiaceae, the cashew family) that is native to Polynesia and Melanesia and is widely cultivated for its edible ovoid fruit which has a slightly sour, yellowish skin and pulp
also : the fruit

Word History

Etymology

Sinhalese æmbarælla, from Sanskrit āmravāṭaka (Spondias mangifera), from āmra mango (from amla sour) + vāṭaka enclosure, garden, from vaṭa surrounded; akin to Sanskrit valate he turns

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambarella was in 1914

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“Ambarella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambarella. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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