Definition of Lauan

1. Noun. Any of several types of wood, resembling mahogany, from various trees from the Philippines, Malaya, and Sarawak ¹



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Definition of Lauan

1. a Philippine timber [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lauan

lattice window
latticed
latticed layer
latticelike
lattices
latticework
latticeworks
latticing
latticings
latticinio
lattin
lattins
latu
latus
latus rectum
lauan (current term)
lauans
lauch
lauching
lauchs
laud
laudability
laudable
laudable pus
laudableness
laudablenesses
laudably
laudanine
laudanosine
laudanum

Literary usage of Lauan

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1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"lauan is a light and soft wood which takes a fair polish; the pith rays are fine but distinct ... Hoth heart-wood and sap-wood of lauan are of a light-brown ..."

2. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1916)
"It comprises timbers locally known as white lauan, red lauan, almon, ... While not so hard and durable as mahogany, lauan has a beautiful grain and permits ..."

3. Annual Report of the Director of Forestry by Philippines Bureau of Forestry (1916)
"It comprises timbers locally known as white lauan, red lauan, almon, ... While not so hard and durable as mahogany, lauan has a beautiful grain and permits ..."

4. A Preliminary Working Plan for the Public Forest Tract of the Insular Lumber by Harry Nichols Whitford, H. D. Everett (1906)
"It is sold in Manila for ¥=70 to 1*90 per 1000 feet BM lauan- ... These two trees are relatively few on the tract. lauan- ..."

5. The Valuation of American Timberlands by Karl Wilson Woodward (1921)
"Light construction woods like lauan and ... -lauan type a smaller percentage of the total stand is readily marketable but the stands are "heavier. ..."

6. Report of the Governor General of the Philippine Islands by Philippines Governor (1907)
"Their wood has, in general, the same characteristics and uses as Almon, but is a trifle harder and heavier. They are sold in the markets as White lauan. ..."

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