Definition of merbau in English:


Line breaks: mer¦bau
Pronunciation: /ˈməːbəʊ


  • A tropical hardwood tree which yields valuable timber, native to Malaysia and Indonesia.
    • Genus Intsia, family Leguminosae: three species
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    • 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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