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mangosteen

[mang-guh-steen] /ˈmæŋ gəˌstin/
noun
1.
the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana.
2.
the tree itself.
Origin of mangosteen
1590-1600
1590-1600; earlier mangostan < Dutch < Malay manggis(h)utan (dial. manggista) a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen + hutan forest)
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  • Not even a mangosteen sprinkled with sugar could awaken his enthusiasm.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • I say,” whispered Frank, as he cut open a mangosteen, “do you notice anything?

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • This variety is common in the Islands, and has often been mistaken for the mangosteen.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands Gerrit Parmile Wilder
  • The season of the mangosteen is the same with that of the durian.

    Siam George B. Bacon
  • No fruit in the world has won such praises as the mangosteen.

    Siam George B. Bacon
  • The durian and mangosteen are the most remarkable, and have already been described.

    Siam George B. Bacon
  • Here, for the first time, we indulged in that delicious fruit the mangosteen.

  • Those celebrated fruits, the mangosteen and the Durian, are natives of this region, and will hardly grow out of the Archipelago.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • He decided he could become a mangosteen addict in no time and started back to buy a bagful.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • There are three species of the mangosteen tree, but of only one, the Garania mangostina, is the fruit edible.

British Dictionary definitions for mangosteen

mangosteen

/ˈmæŋɡəʊˌstiːn/
noun
1.
an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana, with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit: family Clusiaceae
2.
the fruit of this tree, having a sweet juicy pulp and a hard skin
Word Origin
C16: from Malay mangustan
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