Definition of mangosteen in English:

mangosteen

Syllabification: man·go·steen
Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGgəˌstēn
 
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noun

  • 1A tropical fruit with sweet juicy white segments of flesh inside a thick reddish-brown rind.
    More example sentences
    • The Thai fruits which are most popular include durians, mangosteens, rambutans, and longans.
    • The flavour of the usual mangosteen would be overwhelmed by this treatment.
    • All that money I save by not buying mangosteens will go to my travel fund.
  • 2The slow-growing Malaysian tree that bears the mangosteen fruit.
    • Garcinia mangostana, family Guttiferae
    More example sentences
    • I was particularly struck by the tentacle-like roots of the waterberry, the arms of the baobab and the leaves of the mangosteen.

Origin

late 16th century: from Malay manggustan, dialect variant of manggis.

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