The Caribbean Dictionary

cornichon
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Noun
The fruit and tree of Averrhoa bilimbi. A relative of the carambola or star fruit, the tree produces an edible, green, five pomed, cucumber like fruit.
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Nigel Boos Feb 17, 2015
If this is the same fruit as the one called "Carambola", then it is extremely bitter. I first found the "Carambola" while driving to Galeota Point to work. The single tree sood on the right-hand side of the road, shortly after passing Grande Chiquito, south of S. Grande. I understand that it is dried, sweetened and used as a preserved fruit in fruit cakes at Christmas-time in Guyana.
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