from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants, of the order Dipterocarpeæ.
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- n. genus of Indonesian and Malaysian timber trees rich in resin
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The _sal_ tree (_shorea robusta_), one of the sacred trees of the Buddhists, was said during the Sung dynasty to be identical with the cassia tree in the moon.
It is produced by some species of the dipterocarpus or shorea -- which it is impossible to determine. ...
Commonly used wood includes teak, shorea, mahogany and cedar.
The main commercial tree species on the IUCN red list are from three genera - shorea (known locally as meranti), dipterocarps (keruing) and dryobalanops (kapur).
This handcream contains organic evening primrose oil, olive oil, palm oil, jojoba seed oil and shorea butter.