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bilimbi
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Noun
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an green, edible, five pomed, cucumber like fruit.
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Lucina Prime Aug 19, 2014
When I was small we had a tree in our back yard. It is also called cornichon and is a tasty addition to pepper sauce. Its natural acidity and tanginess are well suited to this.
Brudda Bob Feb 05, 2015
Looks like a fruit we refer to as "bling bling or sowaree" in Guyana. Makes an excellent "sowah", kinda like achar but sweeter and goes well with Polorie, aloo ball etc. I think this fruit is also native to India and is mentioned in Ayurveda resources, also excellent for Diabetes.
Danielle Apr 23, 2015
I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....
Danielle Apr 23, 2015
I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....
Danielle Apr 23, 2015
I only discovered this 'fruit' last 2014 my neighbor has a tree, however my Guyanese relative is how i knew it was edible and so we made 'sour' to eat it with pholourie....
Raj Gainda May 23, 2015
In Surinam it is called berambi
Tanya Jul 07, 2016
Many years since I have seen this.
Nisa Dec 10, 2016
Remember it as Caramanga or one finger souree. It is good in making pickles.
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