Dipterocarpus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dipterocarpus (Bot) A genus of trees found in the East Indies, some species of which produce a fragrant resin, other species wood oil. The fruit has two long wings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dipterocarpus A genus of East Indian trees, chiefly insular, type of the natural order Dipterocarpeœ:. There are 25 species, mostly very large trees, abounding in resin which is used as a varnish, for torches, in medicine as a substitute for balsam of copaiba, etc. Wood-oil, or gurjun-balsam, is the product chiefly of D. alatus and D. turbinatus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. with two wings + fruit

Usage

In literature:

Dipterocarpus, survival during glacial period.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Among the trees the most gigantic was a species of Dipterocarpus, probably the same with that I have gathered on Pator hill, Mergui.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
No Dipterocarpus trees occur.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
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