: 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

Word History


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

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“Nephelium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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