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mangosteen tree

Definition:

an East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

mangosteen trees

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

mangosteen

Synonyms:

Garcinia mangostana [species] | mangosteen | G. mangostana [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Malay manggustan, dialect variant of manggis
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Purple mangosteen | mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species]

a tropical evergreen tree believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. It grows mainly in Southeast Asia, and it also grows in tropical South American countries such as Colombia, where the tree has been introduced... (41 of 2289 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Purple mangosteen

Collins Dictionary:

mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species, sense-specific]

an East Indian treewith thick leathery leaves and edible fruit: family "Clusiaceae" | the fruit of this tree, having a sweet juicy pulp and a hard ... (25 of 226 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mangosteen

Oxford Dictionary:

mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species, sense-specific] | Guttiferae [family, member, sense-specific]

a tropical fruit with sweet juicy white segments of flesh inside a thick reddish-brown rind. | the slow-growing Malaysian tree which bears the ... (22 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mangosteen

Merriam-Webster:

mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species]

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 ... (26 of 51 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mangosteen

American Heritage Dictionary:

mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species, sense-specific]

A Malaysian evergreen tree "(Garcinia mangostana") having thick leathery leaves and large edible berries. | The berry of this tree, having a hard rind ... (23 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangosteen

New World Dictionary:

mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species, sense-specific]

an edible East Indian fruit somewhat like an orange, with a thick, reddish-brown rind and sweet, white, juicy, segmented pulp | the tree of the ... (24 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangosteen

Random House Dictionary:

mangosteen | Garcinia mangostana [species, sense-specific]

the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree. | the tree itself. (12 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mangosteen

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mangosteen [tree and fruit]

handsome tropical tree of the family Clusiaceae, native to Southeast Asia, and its tart-sweet fruit. In Myanmar it's called men-gu. Under favourable ... (22 of 242 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/362018​/mangosteen

Wiktionary:

mangosteen | mangosteens [plural]

A tropical fruit of the tree Garcinia mangostana. (8 of 9 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mangosteen

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mangosteen

the edible fruit of "Garcinia mangostana", of the family Clusiaceae (Guttiferae), an evergreen tree native to southeastern Asia. The purple fruit is ... (22 of 81 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0831526​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

mangosteen | mangosteens [plural]

a fruit with a hard reddish brown rind and sweet juicy pulp | an evergreen tree that has leathery leaves and produces mangosteens. Native to: ... (24 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628173​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

mangosteen

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Malay manggustan, dialect variant of manggis

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mangosteen

American Heritage Dictionary:

mangosteen

Origin: Malay manggista, mangustan, variant of manggis.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangosteen

Collins Dictionary:

mangosteen

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Malay mangustan

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mangosteen

Merriam-Webster:

mangosteen

First use: 1598

Origin: modification of Malay manggisutan

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mangosteen

Wiktionary:

mangosteen | mangosteens [plural]

Origin: Malay mangustan, variant of manggis.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mangosteen

New World Dictionary:

mangosteen

Origin: Malay mangustan

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangosteen

Encarta Dictionary:

mangosteen | mangosteens [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Malay manggustan, alteration of manggis

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628173​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mangosteen

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mangosteen"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mangosteen

the Free Dictionary:

mangosteen

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "mangosteen"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "mangosteen" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mangosteen

Google Dictionary:

mangosteen | mangosteens [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "mangosteen"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=mangosteen

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mangosteen

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mangosteen"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mangos​01 word=mangosteen

YourDictionary Audio:

mangosteen

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mangosteen" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangosteen

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