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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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