Definition of rambutan
: a bright red spiny Malayan fruit closely related to the lychee; also : a tree (Nephelium lappaceum) of the soapberry family that bears this fruit
Recent Examples of rambutan from the Web
Some offered complimentary tea tasting or a sample of rambutan, a tropical spiny red fruit.
And what about kohlrabi, cardoon, pomelos, rambutan or cherimoya?
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rambutan.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of rambutan
First Known Use: 1707See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up rambutan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).