plural -s
: the soft weak light usually pinkish to dark red wood of various trees of the genera Hopea and Shorea of Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines that is sometimes substituted for mahogany in cabinetwork, veneer, and interior finishes compare lauan
: a tree that yields meranti

Word History


Malay mĕranti

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“Meranti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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