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PURAU

 Dictionary entry overview: What does purau mean? 

PURAU (noun)
  The noun PURAU has 1 sense:

1. shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament

  Familiarity information: PURAU used as a noun is very rare.


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PURAU (noun)


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Meaning:

Shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

balibago; Hibiscus tiliaceus; mahagua; mahoe; majagua; purau

Hypernyms ("purau" is a kind of...):

hibiscus (any plant of the genus Hibiscus)


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