ket·​em·​bil·​la | \ ˌketəmˈbilə \
variants: or kitambilla \ ˌkit-​ \
plural -s

Definition of ketembilla

1 : a hairy purple acid tropical fruit that is used especially for preserves and is closely related to the kei apple
2 : a small shrubby tree (Dovyalis hebecarpa) of the family Flacourtiaceae that is native to Ceylon and is cultivated in various tropical areas for the ketembillas it bears

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History and Etymology for ketembilla

Singhalese kätämbilla

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“Ketembilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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