Definition of Balata tree

1. Noun. A tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber.

Exact synonyms: Balata, Beefwood, Bully Tree, Manilkara Bidentata
Terms within: Balata, Gutta Balata
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balata Tree

balantidial dysentery
balantidiasis
balantidosis
balaphone
balaphones
balas
balas-ruby
balas ruby
balase
balases
balata
balata tree (current term)
balatas
balaunce
balaustine
balaustines
balbis
balboa
balboas
balbriggan
balbriggans
balbuties
balcon
balconet
balconets
balconette

Literary usage of Balata tree

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1. Venezuela: A Commercial and Industrial Handbook with a Chapter on the Dutch by Purl Lord Bell (1922)
"The balata tree sometimes grows to a height of 25 meters (1 meter=3.28 feet), with a diameter of 77 centimeters (1 centimeter=0.39 inch). ..."

2. My Colonial Service in British Guiana, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Fiji, Australia by George William Des Vœux (1903)
"... story illustrating difference between them— River Waini—The balata tree and its gum—Water communication between Pomeroon and Upper Orinoco—Deserted ..."

3. Crude Rubber and Compounding Ingredients: A Text-book of Rubber Manufacture by Henry Clemens Pearson (1909)
"The balata tree may be tapped when 5 inches in diameter. If tapped too deep, the tannin sap injures the product, and the wound is slow to heal. ..."

4. A Naturalist in the Guianas by Eugène André (1904)
"... if conducted on intelligent principles, might constitute a permanent source of wealth to the countries where the balata-tree is found in the forests. ..."

5. The International Year Book edited by Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Attention is now being paid to the balata tree, which grows in Brazil along the Amazon River. The balata, or bulle tree ..."

6. Timber and Timber Trees, Native and Foreign by Thomas Laslett (1894)
"The wood of the balata tree (Mimusops globosa) was dark red in colour—fine, close, and straight in the grain —hard, heavy, strong, and somewhat resembled ..."

7. Timber and Timber Trees, Native and Foreign by Thomas Laslett, Harry Marshall Ward (1894)
"The wood of the balata tree (Mimusops globosa) was dark red in colour—fine, close, and straight in the grain —hard, heavy, strong, and somewhat resembled ..."

8. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1886)
"In the calx of the balata tree (Mimusops globosa) a globulin body occurs which is absent from Brosimum. It is marked by the usual reactions of globulins, ..."

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