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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rambutan, rambotan, rambutan tree, Nephelium lappaceumnoun

    Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit

  2. rambutan, rambotannoun

    pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines

Wiktionary

  1. rambutannoun

    A tree, Nephelium lappaceum, of Southeast Asia.

  2. rambutannoun

    The fruit of this tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rambutannoun

    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

    Etymology: [Malay rambtan, fr. rambut hair of the head.]

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  1. Rambutan

    The rambutan is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae. The fruit produced by the tree is also known as rambutan. According to popular belief and the origin of its name, rambutan is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. The earliest record of rambutan trees show that they were cultivated by the Malayan jungle tribes around their temporary settlements, a practice followed to date. Rambutan trees grow naturally in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, although its precise natural distribution is unknown. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits including the lychee, longan, and mamoncillo. It is native to the Indonesian Archipelago, from where it spread westwards to Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and India; northwards to Vietnam, and the Philippines. A species regularly sold in Costa Rican markets may be known as "wild" rambutan. Yellow in color, it is smaller than the usual red variety. The flesh exposed when the outer skin is peeled off is sweet and sour, slightly grape-like and gummy to the taste. In Panama and Costa Rican Spanish, it is known as mamón chino due to its Asian origin and the likeness of the edible part with Melicoccus bijugatus. The fruit has been successfully transplanted by grafting in Puerto Rico.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rambutan

    ram-bōō′tan, n. the edible fruit of a lofty Malaysian tree (Nephelium lappaceum).—Also Rambōō′tan, Rambost′an. [Malay.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rambutan in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rambutan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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