from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree (Durio zibethinus) of southeast Asia, bearing edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of this plant, having a hard, prickly rind and soft pulp with an offensive odor but a pleasant taste.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several trees, genus Durio, of southeast Asia.
- n. The spiky edible fruit of this tree, known for its unpleasant odor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, the Durio Zibethinus.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts
- n. tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
Malay durian, from duri, thorn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay durian, from Proto-Malayic *duri-an, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *duʀi-an. (Wiktionary)