rambutan
noun Etymology: Malay Date: 1707 a bright red spiny Malayan fruit closely related to the lychee; also a tree (Nephelium lappaceum) of the soapberry family that bears this fruit

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  • Rambutan — (Nephelium lappaceum), Frucht (mit Schale und geschält) Systematik Eurosiden II Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Rambutan — Rambutan, s. Nephelium …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rambutan — ► NOUN ▪ the red, plum sized fruit of a tropical Malaysian tree, with soft spines and a slightly acidic taste. ORIGIN from a Malay word meaning hair (referring to the fruit s spines) …   English terms dictionary

  • rambutan — [ram bo͞ot′ n] n. [Malay, name of the fruit, lit., hairy < rambut, hair] 1. the red or yellow, spiny, egg shaped, edible fruit of a Malayan tree (Nephelium lappaceum) of the soapberry family 2. the tree …   English World dictionary

  • Rambutan — This article is about the tree. For the cipher, see Rambutan (cryptography). Rambutan Unpeeled and peeled rambutan …   Wikipedia

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  • rambutan — paprastasis rambutanas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Nephelium lappaceum), paplitęs rytų ir atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dimocarpus crinita; Euphoria nephelium; Nephelium lappaceum angl. rambutan …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rambutan — /ram booht n/, n. 1. the bright red oval fruit of a Malayan, sapindaceous tree, Nephelium lappaceum, covered with soft spines, or hairs, and having a subacid taste. 2. the tree itself. [1700 10; < Malay, equiv. to rambut hair + an nominalizing… …   Universalium

  • Rambutan — haarige Litschi * * * Ram|bu|tan I 〈m. 1; Bot.〉 ein Seifenbaumgewächs, großer Baum mit gefiederten Blättern u. essbaren Früchten II 〈f. 10〉 in Südostasien verbreitete, der Litschi ähnliche Frucht des Rambutans (I) mit stacheliger Schale u. weißem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rambutan — Ram|bu|tan der; s, e <aus gleichbed. malai. rambutan zu rambut »Haar« (wegen der haarigen, d. h. mit langen, weichen Stacheln versehenen Fruchthaut)> in Indonesien beheimateter großer Baum mit Fiederblättern, in Rispen stehenden Blüten u.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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