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Philippine mahogany

noun
1.
any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry.
2.
the wood of any of these trees.
Also called lauan.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for Philippine mahogany

Philippine mahogany

/ˈfɪlɪˌpiːn/
noun
1.
any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae
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