One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hardwood tree of Malaysian swamp forests, which yields pale lightweight timber.
Gonystylus bancanus, family Thymelaeaceae
implant, plant, set, fix, lodge, root, insert, placeView synonyms
- ‘Accidentally, according to EIA, Italy is Europe's main importer of illegally logged wood and especially ramin, an endangered tree growing in Indonesia and Malaysia.’
1950s: from Malay.
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