carambola

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Averrhoa carambola ARS k5735-7.jpg
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Etymology[edit]

Presumably from Marathi karambal, via Portuguese.

Noun[edit]

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.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

carambola

  1. third-person singular past historic of caramboler

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carambola f (plural carambole)

  1. cannon, carom (in snooker etc)
  2. star fruit

Verb[edit]

carambola

  1. third-person singular present indicative of carambolare
  2. second-person singular imperative of carambolare

Portuguese[edit]

carambola

Etymology[edit]

Via Malay karambal, from Marathi [script needed] (karambal), ultimately from Sanskrit कर्मार (karmā́ra), कर्मरङ्ग (karmaranga).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carambola f (plural carambolas)

  1. star fruit (fruit)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese carambola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carambola f (plural carambolas)

  1. star fruit (fruit)
  2. fluke
  3. double whammy; act of killing two birds with one stone
  4. (snooker, pool, billiards) cannon
  5. (snooker, pool, billiards) three-cushion shot

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