Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ornamental evergreen tree (Averrhoa carambola), native to southeast Asia and having crisp, edible, yellow to orange, longitudinally ridged fruits that are star-shaped in cross section.
  • n. The fruit of this plant. Also called star fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tree species native of southern Asia, Averrhoa carambola.
  • n. The fruit of carambola tree, more commonly known as star fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An East Indian tree (Averrhoa Carambola), and its acid, juicy fruit; called also Coromandel gooseberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The acid fruit of the Averrhoa Carambola of tropical Asia, which resembles the bilimbi, and is often cultivated. It is used for making tarts, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. East Indian tree bearing deeply ridged yellow-brown fruit
  • n. deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert

Etymologies

Portuguese, perhaps from Marathi karambal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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