from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bilimbi.
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-- This is called the blimbing, and is cultivated to some extent in the East Indies.
Garbanso (Philipp.); Haricot dragon (Fr.); Kachang blimbing, Kachang botol,
(Averrhoa acida) is nearly allied to the blimbing besi, but the fruit is smaller, of an irregular shape, growing in clusters close to the branch, and containing each a single hard seed or stone.
Of the blimbing (Averrhoa carambola) a pentagonal fruit, containing five flattish seeds, and extremely acid, there are two sorts, called penjuru and besi.
There is also the blimbing bulu (Averrhoa billimbi), or smooth species.