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jelutong

Line breaks: jelu|tong
Pronunciation: /dʒɛˈluːtɒŋ
 
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Definition of jelutong in English:

noun

A Malaysian tree with pale lightweight timber.
  • Genus Dyera, family Apocynaceae: several species, in particular D. costulata, from which a latex is obtained
Example sentences
  • There are also a series of small table-top tableaux in painted jelutong.
  • The timber of jelutong is classified as not durable under the exposed conditions.
  • A light-weight wood, jelutong is correspondingly low in strength.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Malay.

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