dipterocarp dipterocarp

Definition(s):

  • (n) tree of the family Dipterocarpaceae

Usage(s):

  1. Now, however, the forests in Borneo have been so reduced that humans and animals can consume all the dipterocarp fruit, with the result that no new dipterocarp trees are taking .
  2. Areas of untouched rainforest are recognizable by the buttressed roots of towering dipterocarp trees, and by the absence of tangled ground-level vegetation typical of second-growth .
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