mangosteen

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noun man·go·steen \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌstēn\

Definition of mangosteen

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of mangosteen

modification of Malay manggisutan


First Known Use: 1598


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