Definition of Durian tree
1. Noun. Tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind.
Terms within: Durian
Group relationships: Durio, Genus Durio
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Durian Tree
durian tree (current term)
Literary usage of Durian tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Islands of the Southern Seas: Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tasmania by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1898)
"durian tree LADEN WITH FRUIT. I am told that but few Chinese are now allowed to enter Java. Those that are here are for ..."
2. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"The durian-tree of the East Indies, whose smooth stem often shoots up to a height of eighty or ninety feet without sending out a branch, bears a fruit of ..."
3. Riches of the Forest: Food, Spices, Crafts, and Resins of Asia by Citlalli López Binnqüist, Patricia Shanley (2004)
"Throughout the harvesting season in North Sumatra, durian tree owners find themselves surrounded by friends and relatives. They are obliged to give away ..."
4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1915)
"... huge durian tree, loaded with fruit, overhung the street, and we never passed under it without a little apprehension. Inside the heavy outer rind, ..."
5. The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise by Alfred Russel Wallace (1902)
"On the fourth day, however, we found a Mias feeding on a very lofty durian tree, and succeeded in killing it, after eight shots. ..."