gutta balata

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gutta balata when dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls
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Usage

In literature:

Nothing toward using the treasures of gutta- percha which are now wasting in the Balatas?
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
BALATA, a vegetable gum used as a substitute for gutta-percha, being at once ductile and elastic; goes under the name of bully.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
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