Definition of durian
1 : a large oval tasty but foul-smelling fruit with a prickly rind
2 : an East Indian tree (Durio zibethinus) of the silk-cotton family that bears durians
Recent Examples of durian from the Web
While hit or miss, trying durian is a must while traveling in Asia.
Other firms trying to tap into China’s rising class of quality-conscious consumers were also upbeat, as buyers at the sprawling fair sampled products ranging from Malaysian durian ice cream to New Zealand goat’s milk and Korean ginseng chicken soup.
One fruit, the durian, emits such a putrid smell that it has been banned in some hotels, the display says.
The famously stinky durian, typically found and enjoyed throughout Southeast Asia, is finding a place on the New York menus.
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Origin and Etymology of durian
First Known Use: 1588See Words from the same year
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