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carambola

(kăr'əmbō`lə), orange fleshy fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a small shrub in the wood sorrel family (Oxalidaceae). The fruits have five very prominent ridges, and in transverse section appear as a five-pointed star and thus are often called star fruit. The fruits contain high levels of oxalic acid which makes them sour to the taste. Cultivated varieties have been selected to be sweeter when eaten raw. The juice is often used to remove stains from clothing and other articles, because of the oxalic acid. Carambola is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Geraniales, family Oxalidaceae.

carambola

1. a tree, Averrhoa carambola, probably native to Brazil but cultivated in the tropics, esp SE Asia, for its edible fruit
2. the smooth-skinned yellow fruit of this tree, which is star-shaped on cross section
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A good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, carambola is commercially grown in Florida and Hawaii.
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