Definition of ramin in English:

ramin

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Pronunciation: /raˈmiːn
 
/

noun

A hardwood tree of Malaysian swamp forests, which yields pale lightweight timber.
  • Gonystylus bancanus, family Thymelaeaceae
More example sentences
  • Accidentally, according to EIA, Italy is Europe's main importer of illegally logged wood and especially ramin, an endangered tree growing in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Origin

1950s: from Malay.

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