American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An evergreen tree (Averrhoa bilimbi) native to tropical Asia and grown for its edible fruits.
- n. The small, sour, greenish or yellowish cucumber-shaped fruit of this tree, eaten as a pickle or used in relishes and various dishes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The native name of the fruit of an East Indian tree-sorrel, Averrhoa Bilimbi. It is very acid, but is much esteemed when made into syrup, candied, or pickled. See Averrhoa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The berries of two East Indian species of Averrhoa, of the
Oxalideæor Sorrel family. They are very acid, and highly esteemed when preserved or pickled. The juice is used as a remedy for skin diseases.
- n. East Indian evergreen tree bearing very acid fruit
- Malay. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin bilimbi, specific epithet, ultimately from Malay belimbing, belimbi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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