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balata

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bal=a=ta

CIDE DICTIONARY

balatan. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.].
  •  A West Indian sapotaceous tree (Bumelia retusa).  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  The bully tree (Minusops globosa); also, its milky juice (balata gum), which when dried constitutes an elastic gum called chicle, or chicle gum.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

balata, n.
1 any of several latex-yielding trees of Central America, esp. Manilkara bidentata.
2 the dried sap of this used as a substitute for gutta-percha.

Etymology
ult. f. Carib

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