Definition of Rambutan tree
1. Noun. Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit.
Terms within: Rambotan, Rambutan
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Genus Nephelium, Nephelium
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Literary usage of Rambutan tree
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1. Recollections of Ceylon, After a Residence of Nearly Thirteen Years: With an by James Selkirk (1844)
"The rambutan tree is a pretty shady tree, chiefly valuable on account of its fruit. Its leaves are long and narrow, and of a very dark green. ..."
2. A Grammar of the Malayan Language by William Marsden (1812)
"Radin immediately took his arrow-tube, To shoot the birds that were within his view. They alighted upon every rambutan tree, And flew and hopped around; ..."
3. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Straits Branch (1904)
"Accompanied by half the boys of the Kampong, we took up places beneath a huge rambutan tree—the gathering point of great numbers of bats—but for a time made ..."
4. Thailand by Christopher Evans, Lindsey Evans (2006)
"In August the city remembers the fact that the first rambutan tree was planted here in 1926. Today the province is a major supplier of the fruit. ..."
5. The English Factories in India, 1622-1623: A Calendar of Documents in the by William Foster (1908)
"... procured at Negapatam, Porto Novo, &c. The name may be due to some resemblance in the pattern to the red hairy fruit of the Malay ' rambutan' tree. ..."
6. A Dictionary of the Malay Language by Hugh Charles Clifford, Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1894)
"... and rambutan tree. Others flower, and he flowers also, others bear fruit but he does not — Prow., said of one who is ever about to do great things but ..."
7. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1917)
"The rambutan tree grows to a height of about 40 feet, and when In fruit is a handsome sight, the terminal clusters of bright crimson fruits being produced ..."