The fruit of the durio. It is oval or globular, and eight or ten inches long. It has a hard prickly rind, containing a soft, cream-colored pulp, of a most delicious flavor and a very offensive odor. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts.
n. [Malayan] The fruit of a large and lofty tree, Durio, growing in the Malayan Archipelago. It is of the size of a melon, is inclosed in a prickly husk, and is the favourite food of the natives when in season.