balibago

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n balibago 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
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n balibago In the Philippines, a tree, Pariti tiliaceum, widely distributed in the tropics. Its bark yields a valuable bast-fiber from which the natives of Guam and other Pacific islands make cordage. Its wood is very light, and is used for outriggers for canoes, floats for fishing-nets, and for kindling fire by friction. See corkwood and mahoe, 1.
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