nanmu

noun nan·mu \ˈnan(ˌ)mü\

Definition of nanmu

plural

-s

  1. :  a durable fragrant close-grained brown lumber obtained in western China from a lauraceous tree (especially Machilis namu) and used by the Chinese especially for fine framing and architectural adjuncts (as pillars)

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Origin and Etymology of nanmu

Chinese (Pekingese) nan2 mu4


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