carambola

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EtymologyEdit

Presumably from Marathi करंबळ (karambaḷ), via Portuguese.

NounEdit

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.
    carambola:  

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carambola

  1. third-person singular past historic of caramboler

ItalianEdit

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NounEdit

carambola f (plural carambole)

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

VerbEdit

carambola

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

PortugueseEdit

 
carambola

EtymologyEdit

Via Malay karambal, from Marathi करंबळ (karambaḷ), ultimately from Sanskrit कर्मार (karmā́ra), कर्मरङ्ग (karmaranga).

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NounEdit

carambola f (plural carambolas)

  1. star fruit (fruit)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese carambola.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaɾamˈbola/, [ka.ɾãmˈbo.la]

NounEdit

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
    • Continuaban desocupadas las mesas en redor, los músicos charlaban en el palco, y del salón de billares llegaba el ruido de tacos con que algunos entusiastas aplaudían una carambola complicadísima.

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