: a genus of Indo-Malayan timber trees (family Dipterocarpaceae) that are rich in resin, have flowers with twisted petals, a very short calyx tube, and sepals which become enlarged and winglike in fruit, and that include forms yielding valuable lumber see red lauan, sal

Word History


New Latin, after John Shore, Lord Teignmouth †1834 governor general of India

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“Shorea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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