Learn Thai: Deer Ear Tree | Malabar Almond | ต้นหูกวาง

By June 1, 2010Thai Geography

Deer Ear Tree | Malabar Almond |Deer Ear Tree Malabar Almond ต้นหูกวางต้นหูกวาง | tôn hŏo gwang

The Deer Ear Tree or  Malabar almond tree grows to about 35 m tall, with an upright, symmetrical crown and horizontal branches. As the almond tree gets older, its crown becomes more flattened to form a spreading, vase shape. The leaves are large, 15-25 cm long and 10-14 cm broad, ovoid, glossy dark green and leathery. They are dry-season deciduous; before falling, they turn pinkish-reddish or yellow-brown, due to pigments such as violaxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Vocabulary/คำศัพท์

Malabar Almond      tôn hŏo gwang        ต้นหูกวาง

Tree              tôn mái            ต้นไม้

Leaf               bai mái             ใบไม้

Ear                 hŏo                     หู

Deer              gwang                 กวาง

 

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