Definition of Shingle tree
1. Noun. East Indian timber tree with hard durable wood used especially for tea boxes.
Group relationships: Acrocarpus, Genus Acrocarpus
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Shingle tree
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1. A Catalogue of the Most Interesting Forest Trees, Ornamental Trees & Shrubs by Peradeniya, Ceylon Royal botanic gardens, D Morris (1879)
"A large and useful timber (shingle) tree, up to elevations [of 4000 feet. It yields a large quantity of gum resin, which makes an excellent varnish. 70. ..."
2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1876)
"... of rapid growth ; the wood is soft, especially in young trees ; becomes * This we tabe to be the far-famed fire-proof shingle tree; ..."
3. The Useful Plants of India: With Notices of Their Chief Value in Commerce by Heber Drury (1873)
"Shingle-tree, 14. Shoe-flower, 244. Shola or Sola pith, 18. Shorea talura, 392. Sida Indica, 4. lanceolata, 394. populifolia, 4. retusa, ..."