kitembilla

kitembilla

[kit-uhm-bil-uh]
noun
a shrub or small tree, Dovyalis hebecarpa, of India and Sri Lanka, having velvety, maroon-purple fruit.
Also, kitambilla.
Also called Ceylon gooseberry.


Origin:
< Sinhalese kätämbilla

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kitembilla

noun
1. a small shrubby spiny tree cultivated for its maroon-purple fruit with sweet purple pulp tasting like gooseberries; Sri Lanka and India [syn: ketembilla
2. maroon-purple gooseberry-like fruit of India having tart-sweet purple pulp used especially for preserves [syn: ketembilla
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