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

1830–40; < Malay Unabridged
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jelutong (ˈdʒɛləˌtɒŋ)
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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Jelutong was easier to work than sugar pine, both with a carving knife and wood burner.
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