noun me·ran·ti \məˈrantē\

Definition of meranti



  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a tree that yields meranti

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Origin and Etymology of meranti

Malay mĕranti

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