[doo r-ee-uh n, -ahn] /ˈdʊər i ən, -ˌɑn/

the edible fruit of a tree, Durio zibethinus, of the bombax family, of southeastern Asia, having a hard, prickly rind, a highly flavored, pulpy flesh, and an unpleasant odor.
the tree itself.
a SE Asian bombacaceous tree, Durio zibethinus, having very large oval fruits with a hard spiny rind containing seeds surrounded by edible evil-smelling aril
the fruit of this tree, which has an offensive smell but a pleasant taste: supposedly an aphrodisiac

1580s, from Malay durian, from duri “thorn, prickle.” So called for its rind.


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