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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).]
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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]
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(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]
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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
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(ˈrӕmbutӕn) noun
a sweet, juicy red or yellow fruit with one seed and a hairy rind.
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