Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of jelutong in English:
A Malaysian tree with pale lightweight timber.
- Genus Dyera, family Apocynaceae: several species, in particular D. costulata, from which a latex is obtained
- There are also a series of small table-top tableaux in painted jelutong.
- The timber of jelutong is classified as not durable under the exposed conditions.
- A light-weight wood, jelutong is correspondingly low in strength.
Mid 19th century: from Malay.
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