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durian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Durian  \Du"ri*an\,  or  Durion  \Du"ri*on\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  The  fruit  of  the  durio.  It  is  oval  or  globular,  and  eight  or 
  ten  inches  long.  It  has  a  hard  prickly  rind,  containing  a 
  soft,  cream-colored  pulp,  of  a  most  delicious  flavor  and  a 
  very  offensive  odor.  The  seeds  are  roasted  and  eaten  like 
  chestnuts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  durian 
  n  1:  tree  of  southeastern  Asia  having  edible  oval  fruit  with  a 
  hard  spiny  rind  [syn:  {durion},  {durian  tree},  {Durio 
  zibethinus}] 
  2:  huge  fruit  native  to  southeastern  Asia  `smelling  like  Hell 
  and  tasting  like  Heaven';  seeds  are  roasted  and  eaten  like 
  nuts 




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