jelutong

[jel-uh-tawng, -tong]
noun
1.
a tree, Dyera costulata, of the Malay Peninsula, from which a resinous latex is obtained.
2.
Also called pontianak. the latex of these trees, used as a substitute for chicle.
3.
Also called devil tree. a tropical Old World tree, Alstonia scholaris, of the dogbane family, of which the bark is used in medicine.

Origin:
1830–40; < Malay

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jelutong (ˈdʒɛləˌtɒŋ)
 
n
1.  a Malaysian apocynaceous tree of the genus Dyera, esp D. costulata
2.  the latex obtained from this tree, used in the manufacture of chewing gum
3.  the wood of this tree
 
[C19: from Malay]

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