Entry from US English dictionary
1Reddish-brown timber from a tropical tree, used for paneling, cabinetry, and furniture. It resembles mahogany but is softer and less expensive. 2The tree that produces Philippine mahogany, harvested chiefly in Indonesia and the Philippines. Also called lauan.
- Genus Shorea, family Dipterocarpaceae: several species
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