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mangosteen (mang´gəstēn´), the edible fruit of Garcinia mangostana, of the family Clusiaceae (Guttiferae), an evergreen tree native to SE Asia. The purple fruit is similar to an orange in size, thickness of the rind, and segmentation. A highly prized tropical fruit with a flavor similar to a grape-apple mixture, the mangosteen is cultivated in the West Indies. The rind is used in traditional SE Asian medicines. The mangosteen is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Theales, family Clusiaceae.

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man·go·steen / ˈmanggəˌstēn/ • n. 1. a tropical fruit with sweet juicy white segments of flesh inside a thick rind. 2. the slow-growing Malaysian tree (Garcinia mangostana, family Guttiferae) that bears this fruit.

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mangosteen A fruit of Indian origin, Garcinea mangostana, the size of an orange with thick purple rind and sweet white pulp in segments. A 100‐g portion supplies 75 kcal (320 kJ); little vitamin C.

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mangosteen fruit of the E. Indian tree Garcinia mangostana. XVI. — Malay manggustan (now manggis).

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mangosteen See GARCINIA.

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