Nephelium

noun
Ne·​phe·​li·​um | \ nə̇ˈfēlēəm, neˈ-\

Definition of Nephelium

: a genus of Asiatic and Australian trees (family Sapindaceae) having terminal panicles of small flowers succeeded by fruits with a sweet edible pulp and a warty crust — see rambutan

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History and Etymology for Nephelium

New Latin, from Late Latin nephelion, a plant, probably burdock, from Greek nephelion small cloud, diminutive of nephelē cloud

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