from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree, Averrhoa bilimbi, related to the carambola.
- n. The fruit of the tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The berries of two East Indian species of Averrhoa, of the Oxalideæ or Sorrel family. They are very acid, and highly esteemed when preserved or pickled. The juice is used as a remedy for skin diseases.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. East Indian evergreen tree bearing very acid fruit
An entry from Pepy of The Art and Science of Food reminded me of why I love Weekend Herb Blogging, since she wrote about bilimbi, a fruit I've never heard of before.
A relative, the bilimbi, is too tart to eat fresh and in the tropics is made into preserves and drinks.
Mr. Lynch described the movements of Averrhoa bilimbi in the "Linn.