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carambola Syllabification: ca·ram·bo·la
Pronunciation: /ˌkerəmˈbōlə/

Definition of carambola in English:


1A golden-yellow juicy fruit with a star-shaped cross section. Also called star fruit.
Example sentences
  • The carambola, or five-finger fruit, has a mild but sweet taste, and a thinnish skin.
  • Star fruit - or carambola as it's also known - is just the ticket.
  • There are the kiwi fruit, watery rose apple, carambola, passion fruit, eggfruit, figs, strawberry guava, lovi lovi, mangostein, pomegranate.
2The small tropical tree which bears the carambola fruits.
  • Averrhoa carambola, family Oxalidaceae
Example sentences
  • Carambola, a small tree or shrub, is thought to be native to Java or other parts of Indonesia, and perhaps also Sri Lanka.
  • If you are growing custard apples, bananas, sapodillas and carambolas, they could all do with a dressing of citrus and fruit tree fertiliser spread evenly around under the leaf canopy.
  • Carambolas can be severely damaged by flooding.


Late 16th century: from Portuguese, probably from Marathi karambal.

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