dipterocarpaceous

/ (ˌdɪptərəʊkɑːˈpeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Dipterocarpaceae, a family of trees chiefly native to tropical SE Asia, having two-winged fruits. Many species yield useful timber and resins

Nearby words

  1. dipsy-doodle,
  2. dipt,
  3. diptera,
  4. dipteral,
  5. dipteran,
  6. dipteron,
  7. dipterous,
  8. diptote,
  9. diptych,
  10. dipylidiasis

Word Origin for dipterocarpaceous

C19: via New Latin from Greek dipteros two-winged + karpos fruit

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