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: a hardwood tree (Manilkara hexandra synonym Mimusops hexandra) of India and Ceylon with astringent bark used for tanning and red to purplish brown timber resembling bulletwood

Word History


Noun (1)

modification of Hawaiian walu oilfish

Noun (2)

of East Indian origin

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“Palu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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