• 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
  • fruit is covered with large, sharp spikes
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