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Noun1.kalantas - Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant woodkalantas - Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant wood
mahogany tree, mahogany - any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
genus Toona, Toona - formerly included in genus Cedrela
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Most seedlings produced in the mine's nursery include endemic species such as Narra, Tuai, Mayapis, Tanguile, yakal, Guijo, Kalantas, Kupang, Agoo, Balete, and Alnus.
Eleven of these undersea feature name proposals are associated with Benham Rise Katmon Hill, Yakal Seamount, Mayapos Seamount, Kalantas Seamount, Mahogany Seamount, East Luzon Trough, Molave Saddle, Molave Spur, Narra Saddle, Narra Spur and Palanan Saddle.
(1) For more on the Kalanta case, see Amanda Swain, "A Death Transformed: The Political and Social Consequences of Romas Kalantas Self-immolation, Soviet Lithuania, 1972" (PhD diss., University of Washington, 2013); and Swain, "Hooligans, Hippies, and Immature Youth: Negotiating Communist Party Narratives of May 18, 1972, in Kaunas," Lithuanian Historical Studies 17 (2012): 147-65; Arvydas Anusauskas,"KGB reakcija j 1972 m.
(46) In 1923, one of the District Foresters reported that the only trees cut were kalantas ('Toona calantas), guijo (Shorea guiso), narra (Pterocarpus indicus), ipil-ipil (Leucaena leucocephala), tindalo (Afzelia rhomboidea) and supa (Sindora supa) because these were the only woods in demand.
It also startled a school of small brown sparrows out from the thin limbs of nearby kalantas trees, a synchronized wave of wings.
Softer wood varieties, such as the red Philippine timber, called kalantas or kalante, are also preferred for their natural fragrance and resistance to woodborers.