Carambole

Star fruit with green leaf on wood background .

Averrhoa carambola

Synonymes :
Fruits rouges
Carambola (Wikipedia)
Unripe carambolas on the tree
Carambola before pruning
Carambola after pruning

Carambola, also known as star fruit or 5 fingers, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to tropical Southeast Asia. The fruit is commonly consumed in parts of Brazil, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the South Pacific, Micronesia, parts of East Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean. The tree is cultivated throughout tropical areas of the world.

The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually 5–6). When cut in cross-section, it resembles a star, giving it the name of star fruit. The entire fruit is edible, usually raw, and may be cooked or made into relishes, preserves, garnish, and juices.

Carambola (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

Presumably from Marathi करंबळ (karambaḷ), via Portuguese.

Noun

carambola (plural carambolas)

  1. A tree species native of southern Asia, Averrhoa carambola.
  2. The fruit of this tree, more commonly known as star fruit.
  3. A yellow colour, like that of a carambola.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.ʁɑ̃.bɔ.la/
  • Homophones: carambolas, carambolât

Verb

carambola

  1. third-person singular past
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