mangosteen
noun Etymology: modification of Malay manggisutan Date: 1598 a dark reddish-purple fruit of southeastern Asia with a thick rind and juicy flesh having a flavor suggestive of both peach and pineapple; also a tree (Garcinia mangostana) of the Saint-John's-wort family that bears mangosteens

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  • Mangosteen — Man go*steen, Mangostan Man go*stan, mangosteen tree mangosteen tree . [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus {Garcinia} ({Garcinia Mangostana}) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mangosteen — Man go*steen, Mangostan Man go*stan, mangosteen tree mangosteen tree . [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus {Garcinia} ({Garcinia Mangostana}) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mangosteen — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical fruit with juicy white segments of flesh inside a thick reddish brown rind. ORIGIN Malay …   English terms dictionary

  • mangosteen — [maŋ′gə stēn΄] n. [Malay mangustan] 1. an edible East Indian fruit somewhat like an orange, with a thick, reddish brown rind and sweet, white, juicy, segmented pulp 2. the tree (Garcinia mangostana) of the Saint John s wort family, on which it… …   English World dictionary

  • Mangosteen — Taxobox name = Mangosteen image width = 250px image caption = Mangosteen fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Clusiaceae genus = Garcinia species = G. mangostana binomial = Garcinia… …   Wikipedia

  • Mangosteen — Mangostane Mangostane (Garcinia mangostana), Illustration Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mangosteen — /mang geuh steen /, n. 1. the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana. 2. the tree itself. [1590 1600; earlier mangostan < D < Malay manggis(h)utan (dial. manggista) a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen + hutan… …   Universalium

  • mangosteen — man•go•steen [[t]ˈmæŋ gəˌstin[/t]] n. 1) pln the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree Garcinia mangostana[/ex] 2) pln the tree itself • Etymology: 1590–1600; < D < Malay manggis(h) utan a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen… …   From formal English to slang

  • mangosteen — mangostaninė garcinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kliuzijinių šeimos maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Garcinia mangostana), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Malaizijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Garcinia mangostana angl. king s fruit;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mangosteen — noun A tropical fruit of the tree Garcinia mangostana …   Wiktionary

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