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- n. The small, whitish-brown fruit of an East Indian tree, with fleshy pulp and subacid taste.
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- n. The small, yellow to whitish brown berrylike fruit of an East Indian tree (Lansium domesticum). It has a fleshy pulp, with an agreeable tart subacid taste.
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- n. East Indian tart yellow berrylike fruit
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-- A low-growing tree of the East Indies, which is cultivated to some extent for its fruit, which is known in Java and Malacca as lanseh fruit, and is much esteemed for its delicate aroma; the pulp is of somewhat firm consistence and contains a cooling, refreshing juice.
The lanseh, likewise but little known to botanists, is a small oval fruit, of a whitish-brown colour, which, being deprived of its thin outer coat, divides into five cloves, of which the kernels are covered with a fleshy pulp, subacid, and agreeable to the taste.