Definition of Averrhoa
1. Noun. Trees native to East Indies having pinnate leaves: carambolas.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Oxalidaceae, Oxalidaceae, Wood-sorrel Family
Lexicographical Neighbors of Averrhoa
Literary usage of Averrhoa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1849)
"DESCRIPTION OF THE WOOD-CUT. a averrhoa Carambola. ... The cultivation of the above two species of averrhoa is easy. If the plants are grown in pots or tubs ..."
2. The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1900)
"... which include sleeping plants—Description of the movements in the several Genera—Oxalis : leaflets folded at night—averrhoa : rapid movements of the ..."
3. The Flag-ship: Or, A Voyage Around the World in the United States Frigate by Fitch Waterman Taylor (1840)
"The blimbing (averrhoa carambola) is a peculiar acid pentagonal fruit. Its seeds are flat It reminds you of a craw-fish, although nothing like it; ..."