dipterocarp


dip·tero·carp

noun \ˈdip-tə-rō-ˌkärp\

Definition of DIPTEROCARP

:  any of a family (Dipterocarpaceae) of tall hardwood tropical trees chiefly of southeastern Asia that have a 2-winged fruit and are the source of valuable timber, aromatic oils, and resins; especially :  a tree of the type genus (Dipterocarpus)

Origin of DIPTEROCARP

ultimately from Greek dipteros + -karpos -carpous
First Known Use: circa 1876

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