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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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.
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Origin and Etymology of mangosteen
modification of Malay manggisutan
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
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