Meranti

from meranti, 'white, red, or yellow hardwood from a SE Asian tree (genus Shorea)'
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meranti

meranti, any of several species of Shorea, the most important timber genus in tropical Asia, of the family Dipterocarpaceae. Meranti is an important emergent tree of the tropical forests of Asia. The wood is light to medium weight, and widely used for light construction and more importantly for vene...
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