star fruit


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Recent Examples on the Web Rich with ripe peaches and star fruit, slightly herbaceous and a tad off-dry, the bubbly is great on its own or as a base for a mimosa or bellini. Washington Post, "The top 12 wine bargains of 2020 include an outstanding boxed malbec for the equivalent of $5 a bottle," 23 Dec. 2020 Young star fruit trees, also known as carambolas, are cold-sensitive and would likely be damaged by temperatures below freezing. Tom Maccubbin,, "When do pineapples ripen?," 24 Oct. 2020 Here is impressive intensity, with flavors of quince, Asian pear and star fruit, plus a splash of key lime to bring it home. Washington Post, "Pair this fruity $12 riesling with takeout and a movie for a weeknight treat," 23 Oct. 2020 The dry, tangy palate shows off flavors of almond paste, quince, star fruit and chalk. Michael Alberty, oregonlive, "6 Oregon sparkling wines to christen your next bubbles fest," 27 Dec. 2019 One note of caution: People with kidney problems should avoid star fruit because of its high levels of oxalic acid. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy," 16 Oct. 2019 This delightful version, mainly from the viura grape, is crisp and refreshing, with hints of quince, star fruit and straw. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "At $20, this aromatic Chilean red blend is actually a massive bargain," 6 Sep. 2019 Spring brought star fruit, slice into thin, juicy pieces. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "If I’m Cutting Fresh Fruit for Dessert, I Probably Love You," 29 July 2019 If the combination of prosciutto and melon rings your chimes, try prosciutto with any of many other sweet or ripe fruits: mango, papaya, stone fruit (peach, plum, apricot, nectarine), pineapple, orange, muscat grapes, kiwi, star fruit, and so on. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Tips on complementing summer flavors in the kitchen," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of star fruit

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Star fruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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