jelutong

noun
jel·​u·​tong | \ ˈje-lə-ˌtȯŋ How to pronounce jelutong (audio) \

Definition of jelutong

1 : any of several trees (genus Dyera) of the dogbane family
2 : the resinous rubbery latex of a jelutong (especially Dyera costulata) used especially as a chicle substitute

First Known Use of jelutong

circa 1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jelutong

Malay jĕlutong

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The first known use of jelutong was circa 1836

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“Jelutong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jelutong. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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