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mangosteen

[mang-guh-steen] /ˈmæŋ gəˌstin/
noun
1.
the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana.
2.
the tree itself.
Origin of mangosteen
1590-1600
1590-1600; earlier mangostan < Dutch < Malay manggis(h)utan (dial. manggista) a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen + hutan forest)
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British Dictionary definitions for mangosteen

mangosteen

/ˈmæŋɡəʊˌstiːn/
noun
1.
an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana, with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit: family Clusiaceae
2.
the fruit of this tree, having a sweet juicy pulp and a hard skin
Word Origin
C16: from Malay mangustan
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