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1. A tree (Nephelium lappaceum) of Southeast Asia, bearing edible oval red fruit with soft spines.
2. The fruit of this tree, having juicy white flesh surrounding a single seed.

[Malay, from rambut, hair (from its hairy covering).]


1. (Plants) a sapindaceous tree, Nephelium lappaceum, native to SE Asia, that has bright red edible fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree
[C18: from Malay, from rambut hair]


(ræmˈbut n)

1. the bright red, oval, edible fruit of a Malayan tree, Nephelium lappaceum, of the soapberry family, covered with soft spines or hairs and having a mildly acid taste.
2. the tree itself.
[1700–10; < Malay, =rambut hair + -an nominalizing suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rambutan - Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruitrambutan - Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit
rambotan, rambutan - pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
genus Nephelium, Nephelium - a genus of dicotyledonous trees of the family Sapindaceae that are native to Asia and Australia
2.rambutan - pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Nephelium lappaceum, rambotan, rambutan, rambutan tree - Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit


(ˈrӕmbutӕn) noun
a sweet, juicy red or yellow fruit with one seed and a hairy rind.
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The market spills over into Chinatown, where stallholders squat in front of pyramids of fruit called rambutans.
agricultural quarantines have prohibited importing fresh rambutans from their native Southeast Asia, but the fruit is now grown in Hawaii.