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jelutong

[jel-uh-tawng, -tong] /ˈdʒɛl əˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; < Malay
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jelutong

/ˈdʒɛləˌtɒŋ/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from Malay
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