Definition of dipterocarp
: any of a family (Dipterocarpaceae) of tall hardwood tropical trees chiefly of southeastern Asia that have a 2-winged fruit and are the source of valuable timber, aromatic oils, and resins; especially : a tree of the type genus (Dipterocarpus)
Origin and Etymology of dipterocarp
ultimately from Greek dipteros + -karpos -carpous
First Known Use: circa 1876See Words from the same year
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