Definition of jelutong in English:

jelutong

noun

  • A Malaysian tree with pale lightweight timber.

    Genus Dyera, family Apocynaceae: several species, in particular D. costulata, from which a latex is obtained

    • ‘There are also a series of small table-top tableaux in painted jelutong.’
    • ‘The timber of jelutong is classified as not durable under the exposed conditions.’
    • ‘A light-weight wood, jelutong is correspondingly low in strength.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Malay.

Pronunciation

jelutong

/dʒɛˈluːtɒŋ/