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lauan

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noun lau·an \ˈlü-ˌän, lü-ˈ; lau̇-ˈän\

Definition of lauan

  1. :  the light yellow to reddish-brown or brown wood of any of various tropical southeast Asian trees (as of the genera Shorea and Parashorea) which sometimes enters commerce as Philippine mahogany



Origin and Etymology of lauan

Tagalog lawaan


First Known Use: 1894


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