durian

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noun du·ri·an \ˈdu̇r-ē-ən, -ē-ˌän also ˈdyu̇r-\

Definition of durian

  1. 1 :  a large oval tasty but foul-smelling fruit with a prickly rind

  2. 2 :  an East Indian tree (Durio zibethinus) of the silk-cotton family that bears durians

Origin and Etymology of durian

Malay


First Known Use: 1588


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