- any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry.
- the wood of any of these trees.
Origin of Philippine mahogany
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called lauan.
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- any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae