Definition of Shorea
1. Noun. Genus of Indonesian and Malaysian timber trees rich in resin.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Dipterocarpaceae, Family Dipterocarpaceae
Member holonyms: Red Lauan, Red Lauan Tree, Shorea Teysmanniana
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shorea
Literary usage of Shorea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Dangerous Insects Likely to be Introduced in the United States by United States Bureau of Entomology (1918)
"... India; adults defoliate and larvae attack the roots of Shorea robusta. ... India; breeds under the bark of felled trees of Shorea robust*. ..."
2. Fatty Foods, Their Practical Examination: Their Practical Examination. A by Edward Richards Bolton, Cecil Revis (1913)
"9.—1. Shorea robusta, fruit. (Natural size.) 2. Portion of seed of Shorea stenoptera, as shipped. (Natural size. ..."
3. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden, David Hooper (1890)
"Drugs) that he has seen Shorea rosin mixed with sugar, given with good effect in dysentery. The oil of the seeds is extracted in Malabar, ..."
4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... chiefly of a gravelly and sandy nature, and overgrown with a splendid growth of the valuable timber tree called sal (Shorea robusta). ..."
5. A Review of Dipterocarps: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Silviculture by Simmathiri Appanah, Jennifer M. Turnbull (1998)
"Suspension cultures of embryonic axes of Shorea roxburghii, ... (1988) described the rejuvenation of adult trees and a three step bud culture for Shorea ..."
6. Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems: Workshop Proceedings by Shigeo Kobayashi (2001)
"Since it was developed, the system has been used to produce more than one hundred thousand vegetative propagules of Shorea species including S. ..."