lauan

noun
lau·​an | \ˈlü-ˌän, lü-ˈän;lau̇-ˈän \

Definition of lauan 

: 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

First Known Use of lauan

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lauan

Tagalog lawaan

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