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dipterocarp

Line breaks: dip¦tero|carp
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪpt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˌkɑːp
 
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Definition of dipterocarp in English:

noun

A tall forest tree from which are obtained resins and timber for the export trade, occurring mainly in SE Asia: [as modifier]: dipterocarp forests
  • Family Dipterocarpaceae: numerous species
More example sentences
  • Seed volumes were calculated as an ellipsoid of revolution from the nut length and width data obtained from literatures on dipterocarps.
  • The feeding platform, situated 20 feet up an enormous dipterocarp tree, was successfully completed, with the young volunteers having to learn carpentry at the same time as basic safety rope work.
  • Despite its seemingly small size, Bako contains a wide range of vegetation - swam forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest and delicate cliff vegetation.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Dipterocarpus, from Greek dipteros 'two-winged' + karpos 'fruit'.

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