Definition of merbau in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməːbəʊ/


A tropical hardwood tree which yields valuable timber, native to Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Genus Intsia, family Leguminosae: three species.
Example sentences
  • A short list of popular woods to consider might include ash, bamboo, beech, cherry, larch, maple, merbau, oak, pear, sipo mahogany, walnut and wenge.


Late 18th century: from Malay.

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