Coolie tamarind – Averrhoa carambola

The tropical Five finger fruit fromTrinidad and Tobago, West Indies

The five finger or carambola named may have been derived by the natural shape of the fruit. The five wedged shape brings the thought of mathematics, geometry and the parabola. The Five finger when ripe is quite sweet and has a watery consistency of a pineapple, but with a slight tartness to it.

A parabola is called a locus of points, equidistant from the given point  F , called a focus of parabola, and the given straight line, not going through this point and called a directrix of parabola.

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