(Science: botany) a tree of the East Indies of the genus garcinia (g. Mangostana). The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called mangosteen, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.
Origin: Malay mangusta, mangis.
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