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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.]

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]

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)]
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
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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