jelutong

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noun jel·u·tong \ˈje-lə-ˌtȯŋ\

Definition of jelutong

  1. 1 :  any of several trees (genus Dyera) of the dogbane family

  2. 2 :  the resinous rubbery latex of a jelutong (especially Dyera costulata) used especially as a chicle substitute

Origin and Etymology of jelutong

Malay jĕlutong


First Known Use: circa 1836


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