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.

    Moon Lore

  • It is produced by some species of the dipterocarpus or shorea -- which it is impossible to determine. ...

    The Bontoc Igorot

  • Commonly used wood includes teak, shorea, mahogany and cedar.

    The Seattle Times

  • The main commercial tree species on the IUCN red list are from three genera - shorea (known locally as meranti), dipterocarps (keruing) and dryobalanops (kapur).

    Red listed of tree species may hurt Sarawak timber trade

  • This handcream contains organic evening primrose oil, olive oil, palm oil, jojoba seed oil and shorea butter.

    Viva Woman


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