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du·ri·an

 (do͝or′ē-ən, -än′, dyo͝or′-)
n.
1. A tree (Durio zibethinus) of Southeast Asia, bearing edible fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant, having a hard prickly rind and soft pulp with a strong odor.

[Malay, from duri, thorn.]

durian

(ˈdjʊərɪən) or

durion

n
1. (Plants) a SE Asian bombacaceous tree, Durio zibethinus, having very large oval fruits with a hard spiny rind containing seeds surrounded by edible evil-smelling aril
2. (Cookery) the fruit of this tree, which has an offensive smell but a pleasant taste: supposedly an aphrodisiac
[C16: from Malay, from duri thorn]

du•ri•an

(ˈdʊər i ən)

n.
1. the edible fruit of a SE Asian tree, Durio zibethinus, of the bombax family, having a prickly rind and nasty-smelling flesh.
2. the tree itself.
[1580–90; < Malay]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.durian - tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rinddurian - tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
durian - huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts
Durio, genus Durio - a genus of tall Asian trees of the family Bombacaceae
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.durian - huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
durian, durian tree, Durio zibethinus, durion - tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
Translations
durian
durian-ávöxtur
ドリアン
durian

durian

(ˈduːriən) noun
a large green fruit with a hard, prickly rind and seeds covered with cream-coloured pulp.
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Refresh yourself with coconut water or freshly squeezed sugar cane - my advice is to avoid the foul-smelling Durian fruit - or take advantage of the coffee culture across the island.
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A sign in the Siripanna's reception stating that pungent durian fruit are banned from the premises has made me determined to give it a try, so I am thrilled when I find a stand selling dozens of them.
THE WIRY, RED BROWN HAIR of an orangutan glistens under spotted sun as she swings lower in the rainforest canopy to pluck a Durian fruit, daughter clinging tightly to her long hair.
Incense sticks, stacks of money and durian fruit can all be placed in front of the attackers to slow them down in a tower defence format similar to the wildly popular Plants vs Zombies.
The Malaysian Musang Durian fruit is produced in Malaysia by Foods Wise.
Even a durian fruit, despite its very off-putting smell, has a more interesting appearance with its spiky husk.
For example, yesterday (o5 July) evening Minister Basil personally telephoned me to alert me of a problem being faced by a Sri Lankan Durian fruit exporter to Korea.
Photographs of the orchard (Horticultural Research Center (HRC), Thailand) and a durian fruit are illustrated in Figs.