noun Dip·ter·o·car·pus

Definition of Dipterocarpus

  1. :  a large genus (the type of the family Dipterocarpaceae) of tall trees ranging from India to the Philippines where they are important as timber — see gurjun balsam

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Origin and Etymology of dipterocarpus

New Latin, from dipter- + -carpus

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