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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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|Noun||1.||rambutan - Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit|
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
|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
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