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man·go·steen

 (măng′gə-stēn′)
n.
1. An evergreen tree (Garcinia mangostana) of Southeast Asia, having thick leathery leaves and large edible fruit.
2. The fruit of this tree, having a hard purple rind containing several white juicy segments.

[Malay manggista, mangustan, variant of manggis.]
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mangosteen

(ˈmæŋɡəʊˌstiːn) or

mangostan

n
1. (Plants) an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana, with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit: family Clusiaceae
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree, having a sweet juicy pulp and a hard skin
[C16: from Malay mangustan]
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man•go•steen

(ˈmæŋ gəˌstin)

n.
1. the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana.
2. the tree itself.
[1590–1600; < Dutch < Malay manggis(h)utan a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen + hutan forest)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mangosteen - East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruitmangosteen - East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
mangosteen - two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples
Garcinia, genus Garcinia - evergreen trees and shrubs: mangosteens
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.mangosteen - two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapplesmangosteen - two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Garcinia mangostana, mangosteen, mangosteen tree - East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
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Translations
ثَمَر شَجَرَة جوز جَنْدَمشَجَرَة جوز جَنْدَم
mangostana
mangosztánmangosztánfa
mangósteenaldinmangósteentré
mangostanasmangostano vaisius
mangostāna koksmangostāns
mangostana
Hint şeftalisiHint şeftalisi ağacı

mangosteen

(ˈmӕŋgəstiːn) noun
1. the dark brown, orange-shaped fruit of an East Indian tree.
2. the tree.
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These fruits include dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
While smelling like red fruits, it had the tart cheeky allure of white fleshed fruits such a mangosteens, rambutan and lanzones.
He said the blaze was caused by the 221kg of lithium-ion batteries it was carrying, positioned alongside five tonnes of mangosteens - a sweet tropical fruit about as big as a tangerine.
Mohd Amir said it was learned that the victim had been picking mangosteens from 8.00am with a friend but was later left alone when his friend went over to a nearby durian farm.
In Mexico and Guatemala, mangosteens only grow for a few months over the summer rainy season in the tropical parts of the countries.
They enjoyed the experience so much that I made sure there were mangosteens on their table waiting for them the next morning at breakfast.
Characterisation and quantification of xanthones from the aril and pericarp of mangosteens (Garcinia mangostana L) and a mangosteen containing functional beverage by HPLC-DAD-MSn.
Although mangosteens are somewhat unfamiliar in North America, they're common in the rainforest areas of Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.
The statement outlined that the only information derived from the incomplete manifest was that the plane is carrying a 4,566kg of mangosteens. However, the manifest from Malaysia Airlines that was not included in the preliminary report from the government includes NNR Logistics shipment of 2,453kg of cargo including Lithuim Ion batteries and 2,232kg of radio accessories and chargers reportedly belonging to Motorola.
The manifest shows that the plane was carrying 4.566 tonnes of mangosteens, an exotic fruit, and a separate consignment carrying lithium ion batteries.
In Malaysia, the unripened fruit is incorporated into a preserve called "halwa manggis." Malaysians also make a sweet, dark jelly from ripe mangosteens called "dodal." The more acidic mangosteen variety cultivated on the Sulu islands of the Philippines is paired with brown sugar to create a chutney.
"Mangosteens are known as the best-tasting fruit in the world, and they have been reported to have many health benefits as well," noted Kings v.p.