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Meaning of BALATA

Pronunciation:  'balutu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a hard-wooded tropical tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber
  2. [n]  when dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls
 

BALATA is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: balata tree, beefwood, bully tree, Manilkara bidentata
 
 See Also: balata, gum, gutta balata, tree

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bal"a*ta\, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.]
1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}).

2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice
   ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried
   constitutes an elastic gum called {chicle}, or {chicle
   gum}.

 

 

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