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meranti

Line breaks: me|ranti
Pronunciation: /məˈranti
 
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Definition of meranti in English:

noun

[mass noun]
White, red, or yellow hardwood timber from Malaysia or Indonesia.
  • This timber is obtained from trees of the genus Shorea, family Dipterocarpaceae
Example sentences
  • Some 874 cubic meters of the confiscated logs were meranti, a mahogany-like wood usually used for plywood and veneer.
  • Standard species are Douglas fir, pine, and meranti, but other species are available for an up-charge.
  • Among the timber on sale, one is likely to find meranti Jambi and tembesu, two species found only in Bukit Duabelas and Kerinci Seblat forests in Jambi.

Origin

late 18th century: from Malay.

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