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: 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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Chinese (Pekingese) nan2 mu4

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“Nanmu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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