Shorea

noun Sho·rea \ˈshōrēə\

Definition of Shorea

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of shorea

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


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