variants: or less commonly amugis \ äˈmü(ˌ)gēs \
plural -es

Definition of amuguis

1 : a timber tree (Koordersiodendron pinnatum) of the family Anacardiaceae found in the Philippines, Sulawesi, and New Guinea
2 : the light-colored reddish water-resisting and ant-resisting wood of the amuguis

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First Known Use of amuguis

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for amuguis

Tagalog amugis

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“Amuguis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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