carambola

noun car·am·bo·la \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of carambola

Portuguese, from Marathi karambal, from Sanskrit karmaphala


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