star fruit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n star fruit deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert
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Usage

In literature:

This and his young troop of friends in a land of fruit in blossom and a sky in stars.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Before the severe winters came it used to be covered with star-like whitish flowers, which were succeeded by fruits.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Then five hundred youths, brilliant as stars, clad in jackets of white-fox skin, and alternately bearing baskets of fruit or flowers.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Stars hung in his boughs like fruit for the plucking.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
There were trees which bare fruits large and shining as gold, fruits of all manner colors as a field of stars in glory.
"The Secret of the Creation" by Howard D. Pollyen
The lustre of his name seems faded here, No fairer star in all that fruitful sphere.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
The fruit gleamed like stars, and the room was filled with sounds of beautiful music.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Flowers green, in axillary panicles; fruit star-shaped.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The luscious pineapple, zapota, mango, pomegranate, guava, star-apple, citron, custard-apple, mammee, and other fruits abound.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
The fruit gleamed like stars, and the room was filled with sounds of beautiful music.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Yellow marigold buds starred the damp ground and burr reed spread out its prickly fruit on distorted branches.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
The large fruits cut in slices, which you may leave round or cut in the form of stars or to imitate a flower bud.
"A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Infinite ways traversed the universe, wherein suns and moons and stars hung like fruit.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
Fruit medium, globular-oblate, regular; Surface very smooth, bright red, striped with darker red; Dots numerous, star-shaped, yellow.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
Must I smother the ill-starred fruit of my womb?
"The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere" by Charles de Coster
The Dog-star brought the inundation, and with it the fruits and life of Egypt.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
The trees were heavy with fruit, and the air was perfumed with the fragrance of the blossoms that starred the glossy foliage.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
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In poetry:

Violets, stars, birds
Wait on her smile, all
Too soon shall August come
Sheaves, fruit, be carried home,
And the leaves fall.
"Equal Mistress" by Ivor Gurney
Like blazing comets in the sky
That shake the stars of light,
Which drop like fruit unto the earth
Thro' the fierce burning night;
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
O altar of eternal youth!
O faith that beckons from afar,
Give to our lives a blossomed fruit–
Give to our morns an evening star!
"Ripened Fruit" by Thomas O Hagan
Below their sun-bright passes, leading palely down
To meadows never seen,
Are fruits that star with shadowy gold the strange demesne,
The purple realms of peace that bear no tower nor town.
"Cumuli" by Clark Ashton Smith
A candle in the thighs
Warms youth and seed and burns the seeds of age;
Where no seed stirs,
The fruit of man unwrinkles in the stars,
Bright as a fig;
Where no wax is, the candle shows its hairs.
"Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines" by Dylan Thomas
Summer, Summer, come once more,
Drive the shadows from the field,
All thy radiance round thee fling,
Be our lady as of yore;
Then the earth her fruits shall yield,
Then the morning stars shall sing.
"Fickle Summer" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

(Business 2.0) – As hospital food goes, the menu was positively four-star: chicken curry and rice, fruit salad, chocolate drops, and candy bars.
Autumn's a great time to fall for apple appeal, with cooler temperatures setting the stage for the fruit to star in gently steaming pies and alongside fragrant roasts.
Sweeten up your summer barbecue with refreshing fruit-filled sangrias from star chef Jose Garces of Philadelphia's Amada.
Starfruit Tree (Averrhoa carambola) First impression: Shimmery green to orangey yellow clumping, cascading, star-shaped edged, oblong fruit dripping from a small tre.
Once they begin to ripen-look up, luminescent orange star fruit everywhere and lots of it.
Snopes.com, a rumor-investigating site, recently reprinted a piece titled " Star Fruit Can Kill" that has circulated on the Internet since at least May of 2008.
Snopes.com, a rumor-investigating site, recently reprinted a piece titled "Star Fruit Can Kill" that has circulated on the Internet since at least May of 2008.
Blood Oranges, papayas, star fruit, persimmons, kiwis, kumquats…When I was a kid, we didn't have many exotic choices when it came to fruit.
No longer just a staple in Mexican restaurants, the avocado has found a starring role on menus throughout the country as chefs look beyond guacamole to find new ways to showcase the fruit's rich taste and silky texture.
Check out the star-dusted new video for Seventeen Evergreen's "Burn the Fruit (Pegasus)," off the newly released full-length, Steady On, Scientist .
Over the past ten years, Korea has perfected a fruitful system for producing top-flight pop stars.
To let the freshest fruits and vegetables star in your dishes, be flexible about the ingredients.
Check out the star-dusted new video for Seventeen Evergreen's "Burn the Fruit (Pegasus)," off the newly released full-length, Steady On, Scientist.
Pomegranates, limes and star fruit brighten the flavor of this warming winter drink.
You can grill everything from bananas and pineapples to peaches and star fruit.
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In science:

When dealing with the canonical portion of the CM diagram, let me spend only few words also on theoretical models for pulsating RR Lyrae stars, which appears to me a branch of the evolutionary tree laden with fruit.
Modern Stellar Evolution Models for Low Mass Stars
OS is grateful to C´edric Foellmi for having provided data of the WNE stars, to Andr´e-Nicolas Chen´e for help and very fruitful discussions, and to Paul Crowther for comments that led to improvement of this manuscript.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
One fruitful way to search for binary stars in globular clusters is via X-ray imaging.
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Among the first fruits of work on the large SMC sample of Be/X-ray binaries, Laycock et al. (2004) show an excellent correlation between the distribution of Be/X-ray binaries and star-forming regions in the SMC, a promising result for the study of more distant galaxies.
Be/X-ray binaries: An observational approach
We thank the members of the STAR flow physics discussion group for fruitful discussions, and especially A.M.
Effects of non-uniform acceptance in anisotropic flow measurement
The star-shell model is proving to be a fruitful tool for a preliminary reconnaissance of mass loss systems.
The molecular and dusty composition of Betelgeuse's inner circumstellar environment
Since this requirement is never fulf illed in non-commutative f ield theories due to the star product, Multiscale Analysis seems more fruitful.
Gauge Theories on Deformed Spaces
We would also like to acknowledge P. Irawati and N. Hasanah for fruitful discussions. This research has made use of the Washington Double Star Catalog maintained at the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Recalculating the Orbit of {\alpha}-Centauri AB
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