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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.
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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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