Definition of meranti in English:


Line breaks: me|ranti
Pronunciation: /məˈranti


[mass noun]
  • White, red, or yellow hardwood timber from Malaysia or Indonesia.
    • This timber is obtained from trees of the genus Shorea, family Dipterocarpaceae
    More example sentences
    • Some 874 cubic meters of the confiscated logs were meranti, a mahogany-like wood usually used for plywood and veneer.
    • Standard species are Douglas fir, pine, and meranti, but other species are available for an up-charge.
    • Among the timber on sale, one is likely to find meranti Jambi and tembesu, two species found only in Bukit Duabelas and Kerinci Seblat forests in Jambi.


late 18th century: from Malay.

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