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mangosteen Line breaks: man¦go|steen
Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋɡəstiːn/

Definition of mangosteen in English:


1A tropical fruit with sweet juicy white segments of flesh inside a thick reddish-brown rind.
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 which bears the mangosteen.
  • Garcinia mangostana, family Guttiferae
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.


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

Words that rhyme with mangosteen

Justine • libertine
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