kalumpang

noun

ka·​lum·​pang
¦käləm¦päŋ
plural -s
Philippines
: a large tropical Old World tree (Sterculia foetida) having foul-smelling blossoms that are followed by red pods enclosing oil-rich and protein-rich seeds sometimes used as food and yielding light soft wood that is sometimes used for carving

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Etymology

Tagalog kalumpáng

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“Kalumpang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kalumpang. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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