Definition of Star fruit

1. Noun. Deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert.

Exact synonyms: Carambola
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Averrhoa Carambola, Carambola, Carambola Tree

Definition of Star fruit

1. Noun. The fruit of the carambola tree. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Fruit

star anises
star apple
star apples
star begonia
star chamber
star chart
star charts
star cloud
star clouds
star cluster
star clusters
star crossed
star divination
star drill
star earthball
star fruit (current term)
star fruits
star height
star heights
star ipomoea
star jasmine
star jump
star jumps
star macromolecule
star macromolecules
star magnolia
star of the veldt
star picket

Literary usage of Star fruit

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1. Âryan Word-building by George Otis Holbrooke (1910)
"... setting in crimson like Hercules; he is crushed between heaven and earth, but controls the star-fruit of the Hesperides (Cu- chullin, sun-god of Ireland ..."

2. A New Flora of the Neighbourhood of Reigate, Surrey: Containing the by James Alexander Brewer (1856)
"ALIS- MACE^EA Damasonium, Br. Common Star-fruit. June, \\ July. Plentiful about New Pond on Earlswood Common. Mr. Edward T. Bennett informs me he has found ..."

3. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1900)
"It blooms so early that it is often killed: fruit fine; North Star, fruit too small, also quite acid; Victoria grand and in every way one of the best. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Damasonium derives its popular name, star-fruit, from the fruits spreading when ripe in the form of a star. It is a western I Flo. 1. ..."

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