Rambutan definition

răm-bo͝otn
A tree (Nephelium lappaceum) of Southeast Asia, bearing edible oval red fruit with soft spines.
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The fruit of this tree, having juicy white flesh surrounding a single seed.
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The red or yellow, spiny, egg-shaped, edible fruit of a Malayan tree (Nephelium lappaceum) of the soapberry family.
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The tree.
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A tree, Nephelium lappaceum, of Southeast Asia.
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The fruit of this tree.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rambutan
Plural:
rambutans

Origin of rambutan

  • Malay from rambut hair (from its hairy covering)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay rambutan, English usage first attested 1707.

    From Wiktionary