man·​go·​steen | \ ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌstēn How to pronounce mangosteen (audio) \

Definition of mangosteen

: a dark reddish-purple fruit of southeastern Asia with a thick rind and juicy flesh having a flavor suggestive of both peach and pineapple also : a tree (Garcinia mangostana) of the Saint-John's-wort family that bears mangosteens

Examples of mangosteen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This easy gift lets travelers scoop up all the mangosteens and elephant pants their heart desires—without wasting a plastic bag each time. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Gifts for Your Friend Who Quit Their Job to Backpack Through Southeast Asia," 10 Dec. 2019 Across town, the restroom wallpaper of Breadbelly, which specializes in Asian and Asian-American pastries, features durian, cherimoya, mangosteen, and other treasured fruits of Southeast Asia. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "The Best Things Restaurants Did in 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 The juice of organic mangosteens—a vitamin-rich fruit from South-East Asia, similar to lychees—can sell for an exorbitant $35 or more a litre, more than ten times the price of organic orange juice, on the promise to reduce pain and boost energy. The Economist, "What’s so super about super foods?," 1 Nov. 2019 Mangkhut, the Thai word for mangosteen fruit, is the 15th storm this year to batter the Philippines, which is hit by about 20 a year and is considered one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. Aaron Favila And Joeal Calupitan, Fox News, "Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains," 15 Sep. 2018 Mangkhut, a Thai word for mangosteen, is the 15th storm this year to batter the Philippines, which is hit by about 20 a year and is considered one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. Fox News, "Philippines starts evacuations as powerful typhoon closes in," 13 Sep. 2018 Bali Juice comes in three varieties — a pure mangosteen juice and two other versions combined with pomegranate and green tea. Kavita Daswani,, "Fourth of July BBQ draaaanks that won't blow your diet," 29 June 2018 To go alongside, Mr. Salicetti has come up with cocktails like a sesame colada with mangosteen, and the El Paso, combining baijiu with Lillet, lime, Sichuan pepper, cucumber and cilantro. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Restaurant With Focus on Baijiu Opens in East Village," 17 Apr. 2018 At Magsaysay Park along the waterfront, children roller-skate at an outdoor rink near stands where brightly colored pomelo, mangosteen and other tropical fruits are sold. Floyd Whaley, New York Times, "Welcome to Davao, the Philippine Leader’s Town: ‘No Smoking, No Crime’," 16 June 2016

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First Known Use of mangosteen

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mangosteen

modification of Malay manggisutan

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“Mangosteen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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