Once I even got a durian—Asian fruit notorious for smelling like a sweaty sock—which did not make me popular that month.
“I hope we shall be successful,” said Nigel, helping himself to some more of what may be styled durian cream.
It was a ripe durian which had fallen from an immense height and missed him by a hairbreadth.
Among the choicest, I would name the mangistan, the durian, and the pumaloe or shaddock.
It picked up the durian which lay there and began to devour it.
Another fruit, so delicious that it may almost be said to rival the durian, is the plè lòk.
“All burra sahib like durian,” said the Kling, showing his white teeth.
The durian is a favourite fruit with most people who can overcome its smell, which certainly is no very easy matter.
The durian and mangosteen are the most remarkable, and have already been described.
The season of the mangosteen is the same with that of the durian.
1580s, from Malay durian, from duri "thorn, prickle." So called for its rind.