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star fruit Line breaks: star fruit
Pronunciation: /ˈstɑː fruːt/

Definition of star fruit in English:


1 another term for carambola.
Example sentences
  • At Cedar House you get not only the farm's own just-roasted coffee but an array of delicious tropical fruits like apple bananas, starfruit, and cherimoyas - all grown on the farm or very nearby.
  • For those on a fruit diet, kiwi, rambutan, lichi, avocado, starfruit, durian, melon, pear, apple and orange, duku, Indian mangoes and jackfruit crowd the pavements of Serangoon Road and the side roads of little India.
  • We made dinner, which consisted of sausages, salad and fresh fruit basted lightly with maple syrup that we grilled; it turned out very nice, even the starfruit.
2A small European plant with tiny white flowers and six-pointed star-shaped fruit, found in or close to shallow fresh water.
  • Damasonium alisma, family Alismataceae
Example sentences
  • Two years ago, only one Starfruit (Damasonium alisma) plant flowered at the site in Black Park Country Park, Buckinghamshire, but a recent survey has revealed that almost 100 of the aquatic plants are now thriving in a specially-built pond.

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