• fruit is covered with large, sharp spikes
  • broken open it reveals segments that contain a creamy custard-like material that has a strong distinctive odor
  • the odor is offenesive to many people, but the taste of the fruit appeals to some.
  • a pungent, custardy fruit (L: Durio zibethinus)
  • (Bombaceae)
  • Fruit that smells like hell, and tastes like heaven.
  • large, coconut size ellipsoidal fruit of a very tall tree that grows in the higher parts of Bali
Alus sor
Alus mider
Alus madya
Alus singgih
Bali dataran dialect
Bali aga dialect

Usage Examples

Nasak durian, nasak manggis?
[example 1]
Literally: a ripe durian, ripe mangosteen?; A ripe durian smells, but a ripe mangosteen has no odor; a man goes to find a pretty girl, no matter how far away, but a girl does not go far to seek a man.

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whole durian fruit

durian cut open

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  1. _______. 2016. Kamus Bali-Indonesia Edisi ke-3. Denpasar. Balai Bahasa Bali