white siris

noun

Definition of white siris

1a : a tree (Albizzia procera) of India and eastward to the Philippines having a bark used locally as a source of fish poisons and yielding a wood somewhat resembling walnut and resistant to termite attack
b : a rather large chiefly tropical Australian tree (Ailanthus imherbiflora) having a very light soft straight-grained wood often used for toys and boxes
2 : the wood of a white siris

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“White siris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20siris. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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