dipterocarp

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noun dip·tero·carp \ˈdip-tə-rō-ˌkärp\

Definition of dipterocarp

  1. :  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 1876


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