durian : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • The durian's rich taste is matched by its nasty smell.
  • The eagerly awaited season for durian, a large and delectable strong-scented fruit grown only in Asia, is now at its peak.
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - Pioneer Press

  • Winston Peters in Scoop.co.nz (press release)
    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.
  • Dhani Jones in Malaysia Star
    Durian was an experience in itself,said Jones, who tried the pungent fruit in Singapore.
  • Hun Sen in Asia Times Online
    (Kavi once reported Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen as saying the only good thing about ASEAN summits was "golf, karaoke and durian".)

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