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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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The parents of a one-month-old baby are appealing for help for his operation after he sustained skull injuries when hit on the head by a falling durian fruit in Malabang, Lanao del Sur.
KUALA LUMPUR: Love it or hate it, with its green thorny spikes and pungent yellow-custardy flesh, the Durian fruit is a national treasure in Malaysia.
If you're more experimental, there are some pretty unique dishes here to suit those tastes - from spicy stingray to durian fruit dessert to herbal frog curry.
Delicious, soft, durian fruit is one of the popular tropical fruits known for its one of a kind fragrance and flavor.
For conservationist Sheema Abdul Aziz, president of research group Rimba, one of the biggest concerns is that deforestation will add to the plight of Malaysia's endangered fruit bats, animals that also happen to be the most efficient pollinator of durian fruit. It's a potential catch-22 for the industry, but one that Aziz says no one is listening to.
JAKARTA (AFP) - A cargo of pungent durian fruit led an Indonesian plane to be delayed for an hour after passengers turned their noses up at the funky freight and refused to fly.
Asian foods include the strong-smelling Durian fruit and stinky tofu.
" The durian fruit and "balut" are among the 80 delicacies considered as the world's "most disgusting food." Although durian is described in the museum's website as an "infamously stinky fruit from Thailand," the fruit is also grown in the Philippines, particularly in Davao.
The infamous durian fruit is taking its fame overseas - Sweden, to be exact - as it was identified among the food that will be featured in the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo.
We take a brisk walk through Uwajimaya, where Wong shows us the famous love-it-or-find-it-absolutely-disgusting durian fruit, followed by a brief stop at the Chinatown Gate.
'The silhouette is an interpretation of the complicated structure of the durian fruit made into a fashionable, avant-garde bag.
Bangkok: Thailand's space research agency on Friday announced plans to send the durian fruit, which is known for its strong, stinky smell, to space by July, as part of a project to produce Thai food suitable for future space travel.