chengal

noun

chen·​gal
ˈcheŋgəl
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

Malay chĕngal

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“Chengal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chengal. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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