durian durian

Definition(s):

  1. (n) tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
  2. (n) huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts

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Usage(s):

  1. The durian's rich taste is matched by its nasty smell.
  2. The eagerly awaited season for durian, a large and delectable strong-scented fruit grown only in Asia, is now at its peak.
  3. Villagers give lessons in how to cook local curries as well as delicacies like dodol, a soft cake made from durian, coconut and glutinous rice.

News

  • At KSTP, new weekend anchor and baby on the way

    KSTP-TV has hired Tom Durian as a weekend anchor/reporter. He'll take the place of Chris Egert, who left the anchor desk in late April to co-host KSTP's lifestyle show, "Twin Cities Live." Durian, who most recently worked on-air in Milwaukee, starts his new job July 8.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

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Quotes

  1. "Mitigating the threat of natural disasters such as Typhoon Durian is a subject we will discuss with President Arroyo and other Asian leaders when the East Asian Summit in Cebu, Philippines, next week," Mr Peters said.
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Winston Peters Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

  2. "Durian was an experience in itself," said Jones, who tried the pungent fruit in Singapore.
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Dhani Jones Source: Malaysia Star

  3. (Kavi once reported Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen as saying the only good thing about ASEAN summits was "golf, karaoke and durian".)
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Hun Sen Source: Asia Times Online

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