mangosteen

[ mang-guh-steen ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəˌstin /
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noun

the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana.
the tree itself.

Nearby words

  1. mango,
  2. mango madness,
  3. mangoky,
  4. mangold-wurzel,
  5. mangonel,
  6. mangrove,
  7. mangrove fish,
  8. mangrove jack,
  9. mangrove snapper,
  10. mangrove swamp

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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British Dictionary definitions for mangosteen

mangosteen

/ (ˈmæŋɡəʊˌstiːn) /

noun

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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