Definition of merbau in English:

merbau

noun

  • A tropical hardwood tree which yields valuable timber, native to Malaysia and Indonesia.

    • ‘A short list of popular woods to consider might include ash, bamboo, beech, cherry, larch, maple, merbau, oak, pear, sipo mahogany, walnut and wenge.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Malay.

Pronunciation:

merbau

/ˈməːbəʊ/