chen·​gal | \ ˈcheŋgəl \
plural -s

Definition of chengal

1 : the hard heavy durable wood of a large Malayan tree (Balanocarpus heimii)
2 : the tree that produces chengal and from which a damar is obtained
3 : the wood of a tree (Balanocarpus maximus) related to the chengal

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History and Etymology for chengal

Malay chĕngal

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“Chengal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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