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balata


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balata  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balata 
  n  1:  when  dried  yields  a  hard  substance  used  e.g.  in  golf  balls 
  [syn:  {gutta  balata}] 
  2:  a  hard-wooded  tropical  tree  yielding  balata  gum  and  heavy 
  red  timber  [syn:  {balata  tree},  {beefwood},  {bully  tree}, 
  {Manilkara  bidentata}] 




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