Hopea

noun
Ho·​pea | \ ˈhōpēə \

Definition of Hopea

: a genus of tropical trees (family Dipterocarpaceae) with simple leaves, usually fragrant flowers with one-sided spikes or racemes, and often hard heavy wood — compare merawan

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History and Etymology for Hopea

New Latin, after John Hope †1786 Scottish physician and botanist

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“Hopea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hopea. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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