the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana.
the tree itself.
Origin of mangosteen
1590–1600; earlier mangostan < Dutch < Malay manggis(h)utan (dial. manggista) a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen + hutan forest)
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Examples from the Web for mangosteen
Historical Examples of mangosteen
Not even a mangosteen sprinkled with sugar could awaken his enthusiasm.
I say,” whispered Frank, as he cut open a mangosteen, “do you notice anything?
This variety is common in the Islands, and has often been mistaken for the Mangosteen.
No fruit in the world has won such praises as the mangosteen.
The season of the mangosteen is the same with that of the durian.
British Dictionary definitions for mangosteen
an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana, with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit: family Clusiaceae
the fruit of this tree, having a sweet juicy pulp and a hard skin
Word Origin for mangosteen
C16: from Malay mangustan
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