• noun a tree (Garcinia mangostana) which is native of Malaysia, but which is now cultivated in the West Indies. The fruit has a dark shiny rind and a soft sweet white flesh.


  • The fruit of a Malaysian evergreen tree, Garcinia mangostana, which grows in wet tropical regions. It has a deep purple fibrous outer casing enclosing segments of juicy, creamy white flesh containing an inedible seed. The flesh has a sweet-sour flavour reminiscent of molasses. The skin contains an indelible dye.