lauan

noun

lau·​an ˈlü-ˌän How to pronounce lauan (audio)
lü-ˈän;
lau̇-ˈän How to pronounce lauan (audio)
: the light yellow to reddish-brown or brown wood of any of various tropical southeast Asian trees (as of the genera Shorea and Parashorea) which sometimes enters commerce as Philippine mahogany

Word History

Etymology

Tagalog lawaan

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lauan was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Lauan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lauan. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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