Meaning of jelutong


Pronunciation: ( jel'u-tông", -tong"), [key]
— n.
  1. a tree, Dyera costulata, of the Malay Peninsula, from which a resinous latex is obtained.
  2. Also calledthe latex of these trees, used as a substitute for chicle.
  3. Also calleda tropical Old World tree, Alstonia scholaris, of the dogbane family, of which the bark is used in medicine.
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