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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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DDS HAS TO BE MULTIPLIED - There is only one DDS tree among 300 or so durian trees in the farm.
Instead of replacing damaged durian trees, many farmers shifted to production of other high-value crops, he said.
The durian trees in the orchard are modeled using impedance cylindrical surface structures.
Ms Jablonska was close to her boyfriend when he was attacked by the vicious hounds as he took pictures of durian trees.
Villagers said that durian trees, oil palm trees and rubber trees on the river bank were all uprooted and swept away.