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keruing

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɛrʊɪŋ
 
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Definition of keruing in English:

noun

A timber tree related to the gurjun, growing in Malaysia, Sabah, and Indonesia.
  • Genus Dipterocarpus, family Dipterocarpaceae: several species

Origin

early 20th century: from Malay.

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