la·​ne·​te | \ ¦lanə¦tē \
plural -s

Definition of lanete

: any of several Philippine trees or their wood:
a : a valuable timber tree (Wrightia laniti of the family Apocynaceae) with soft wood that is used for carving and for musical instruments
b : a tree (Allaeanthus luzonicus) of the family Moraceae having leaves and flowers that are cooked for food

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Tagalog lanitì

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“Lanete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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