Nephelium

noun Ne·phe·li·um \nə̇ˈfēlēəm, neˈ-\

Definition of Nephelium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nephelium

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


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