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
Native to Southeast Asia, the carambola is now cultivated in Mexico, where it can be found in gourmet produce sections and some markets.
In the mouth a "pulse" of creamy mildly bittersweet slightly underripe fruit (citrus and juicy starfruit aka carambola) and some foilage.
The game's goal is to use one ball to hit the other two in a single shot, this is called "carambola" in spanish.
In the street markets the aroma of mangos and star-shaped carambola fruit jostles with the pungent smell of fresh seafood.
This is a modified billiards table, covered with green baize, as is normal, but oval rather than rectangular and without pockets — a feature of carambola, where players score points by "caroming" their cue ball off the opponent's cue and object balls on a single shot.
The original recipe calls for chopped star fruit (carambola) on top of it, but since I had none and I had some mango waiting to be used, I served it with mango and a squirt of lime juice, since I think star fruit is more tart than mango.
Roselle makes an excellent tea, and she sneaks carambola into pies and upside-down cakes.
Now I'm going to go drink a beer, eat some carambola, and get my words for today ...
Picnics are a feast of cured-ham sandwiches, brownies and fresh-squeezed carambola juice.
Star Fruit Star fruit or carambola come from the small Southeast Asian tree Aver-rhoa carambola, a member of the wood sorrel Oxalis family.