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rambotan (fruit tree)

Definition:

a Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

rambotans

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

rambutan

Synonyms:

Nephelium lappaceum [species] | rambutan | rambutan tree | N. lappaceum [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Malay rambūtan, from rambut "hair", with allusion to the fruit's spines
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of rambotan...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species]

a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae. The fruit produced by the tree is also known as rambutan. According to popular belief and the origin of its name, rambutan is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. The earliest record of rambutan... (41 of 2422 words, pronunciation, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rambutan

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rambutan [plant] | Rambotan, Ramboetan, Ramboutan, or Rambustan | Nephelium lappaceum [species]

tree of the soapberry family. It's native to Malaysia, where it's commonly cultivated for its tasty fruit, also called rambutan. The bright-red, oval ... (23 of 68 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/490589​/rambutan

Collins Dictionary:

rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species, sense-specific]

a sapindaceous treenative to southeastern Asia, that has bright red edible fruit | the fruit of this tree (17 of 223 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species, sense-specific] | Sapindaceae [family, member, sense-specific]

a red, plum-sized tropical fruit with soft spines and a slightly acidic taste. | the Malaysian tree that bears the rambutan... (20 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rambutan

Merriam-Webster:

rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species]

a bright red spiny Malayan fruit closely related to the lychee ; also, a tree of the soapberry family that bears this fruit (23 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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

New World Dictionary:

rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species, sense-specific]

the red or yellow, spiny, egg-shaped, edible fruit of a Malayan tree of the soapberry family | the tree (18 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rambutan

American Heritage Dictionary:

rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species, sense-specific]

A tree "(Nephelium lappaceum") of southeast Asia, bearing edible oval red fruit with soft spines. | The fruit of this tree. (20 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rambutan

Random House Dictionary:

rambutan | Nephelium lappaceum [species, sense-specific]

the bright-red oval fruit of a Malayan, sapindaceous tree covered with soft spines, or hairs, and having a subacid taste. | the tree itself. (23 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rambutan

Wiktionary:

Nephelium lappaceum | Nephelium [genus]

A taxonomic species within the genus Nephelium -- a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae, native to southeast Asia. (19 of 21 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Nephelium lappaceum

Encarta Dictionary:

rambutan | rambutans [plural]

an oval red spiny fruit with a mildly acidic taste | a tree that produces rambutans. Native to: Malaysia. Latin name Nephelium lappaceum. (22 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861698097​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

rambutan

First use: early 18th century

Origin: Malay rambūtan, from rambut "hair", with allusion to the fruit's spines

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rambutan

New World Dictionary:

rambutan

Origin: Malay, name of the fruit, literally, hairy from rambut, hair

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rambutan

American Heritage Dictionary:

rambutan

Origin: Malay, from rambut, hair (from its hairy covering).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rambutan

Collins Dictionary:

rambutan

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Malay, from rambut hair

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

Wiktionary:

rambutan | rambutans [plural]

Origin: Malay rambutan, English usage first attested 1707.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rambutan

Merriam-Webster:

Encarta Dictionary:

rambutan | rambutans [plural]

First use: Early 18th century

Origin: Malay, from rambut "hair"; from the hairy skin of the fruit

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861698097​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

rambotan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rambotan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rambotan"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/rambotan

rambutan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rambutan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rambutan"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rambutan" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

rambutan

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rambutan"

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Google Dictionary:

rambutan | rambutans [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "rambutan"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rambutan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rambutan"

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YourDictionary Audio:

rambutan

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

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