Durian

Roi des fruits en Thaialnd, le fond de durian

Durio zibethinus

Durian (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Malay durian, ultimately from Proto-Austronesian *duʀi (thorn). Doublet of iwi, from Māori.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʊə.ɹɪən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʊə.ɹi.ən/, /ˈdʊə.ɹiˌɑn/

Noun

durian (plural durians)

  1. Any of several trees, genus Durio, of Southeast Asia.
  2. The spiky edible fruit of this tree, known for its strong taste and very strong, unpleasant odor.
    • 1692, Robert Boyle, General Heads for the Natural History of a Country Great or Small, London: John Taylor and S. Hedford
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