Also carambola .

1. The red object ball in carom games. The term is thought to be derived from an orange-colored, tropical Asian fruit, called a carambola in English , Spanish and several other languages, in turn from karambal in the Marathi language of India.
2. A general-purpose term for carom billiards games
3. (Obsolete.) Alternate name for the game of straight rail
4. A carom .