lauan
noun Etymology: Tagalog lawaan Date: 1894 the light yellow to reddish-brown or brown wood of any of various tropical southeast Asian trees (as of the genera Shorea and Parashorea) which sometimes enters commerce as Philippine mahogany

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  • Lauan — may refer to:* Plywood made from a variety of tropical trees, particularly lauan trees and others in the Dipterocarpaceae family. * Trees in genus Shorea, sometimes known as Philippine mahogany.ee also* Dipterocarp timber classification …   Wikipedia

  • lauan — ● lauan nom masculin Synonyme de meranti. ● lauan (synonymes) nom masculin Synonymes : meranti …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lauán —   [indonesisch] das, s, Merạnti [malaiisch], Bezeichnung für verschiedene leichte bis mittelschwere, rotbraune Hölzer von Shorea , Parashorea und Pentacme Arten (Zweiflügelfruchtgewächse) aus den Philippinen und dem Malaiischen Archipel; werden… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lauan — /looh ahn, looh ahn , low /, n. See Philippine mahogany. [said to be < Tagalog] * * * …   Universalium

  • lauan — noun Any of several types of wood, resembling mahogany, from various trees from the Philippines, Malaya, and Sarawak …   Wiktionary

  • Lauan — ISO 639 3 Code : llx ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • lauan — n. any of several Philippine timbers that are light yellow to reddish brown or brown sold as mahogany …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lauan — la·uan …   English syllables

  • lauan — lau•an [[t]ˈlu ɑn, luˈɑn, laʊ [/t]] n. fur Philippine mahogany • Etymology: < Tagalog …   From formal English to slang

  • lauan — ləˈwän noun ( s) Etymology: Tagalog lawaan : any of various Philippine timbers (as from trees of the genera Shorea and Parashorea) that are light yellow to reddish brown or brown, moderately close grained, and rather stringy, and of moderate… …   Useful english dictionary

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