langsat

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay langsat.

Noun[edit]

langsat (plural langsats)

  1. A fruit of Southeast Asia, from the plant Lansium duranum, more or less similar to a grapefruit.
    • 2008 June 1, Mary Roach, “Beyond Harry & David”, New York Times:
      He describes one variety of the stinking durian fruit as tasting like “undercooked peanut butter-mint omelets in body-odor sauce”; langsats are “tangy-sweet detonations of citric perfection”; biting into a monkey tamarind is “like eating cloud.”

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