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du·ri·an(do͝or′ē-ən, -än′, dyo͝or′-)
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.]
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)
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]
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|Noun||1.||durian - 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
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