Definitions for rambutanræmˈbut n
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the bright red, oval, edible fruit of a Malayan tree, Nephelium lappaceum, of the soapberry family, covered with soft spines or hairs and having a mildly acid taste.
the tree itself.
Origin of rambutan:
1700–10; < Malay, =rambut hair +-an nominalizing suffix
rambutan, rambotan, rambutan tree, Nephelium lappaceum(noun)
Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit
pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines
A tree, Nephelium lappaceum, of Southeast Asia.
The fruit of this tree.
a Malayan fruit produced by the tree Nephelium lappaceum, and closely related to the litchi nut. It is bright red, oval in shape, covered with coarse hairs (whence the name), and contains a pleasant acid pulp. Called also ramboostan
Translations for rambutan
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sweet, juicy red or yellow fruit with one seed and a hairy rind.
Get even more translations for rambutan »