mangosteen

noun
man·go·steen | \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌstēn \

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

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Bali Juice comes in three varieties — a pure mangosteen juice and two other versions combined with pomegranate and green tea. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "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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