Sho·​rea | \ ˈshōrēə \

Definition of Shorea

: 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

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History and Etymology for Shorea

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

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“Shorea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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