ramboostan
Rambutan Ram*bu"tan (r[a^]m*b[=oo]"t[a^]n), n. [Malay ramb[=u]tan, fr. rambut hair of the head.] (Bot.) A Malayan fruit produced by the tree {Nephelium lappaceum}, and closely related to the litchi nut. It is bright red, oval in shape, covered with coarse hairs (whence the name), and contains a pleasant acid pulp. Called also {ramboostan}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Nephelium lappaceum — Rambutan Ram*bu tan (r[a^]m*b[=oo] t[a^]n), n. [Malay ramb[=u]tan, fr. rambut hair of the head.] (Bot.) A Malayan fruit produced by the tree {Nephelium lappaceum}, and closely related to the litchi nut. It is bright red, oval in shape, covered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rambutan — Ram*bu tan (r[a^]m*b[=oo] t[a^]n), n. [Malay ramb[=u]tan, fr. rambut hair of the head.] (Bot.) A Malayan fruit produced by the tree {Nephelium lappaceum}, and closely related to the litchi nut. It is bright red, oval in shape, covered with coarse …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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