Philippine mahogany

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:
1920–25

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Philippine mahogany (ˈfɪlɪˌpiːn)
 
n
any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae

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