noun \bə-ˈlä-tə\

Definition of BALATA

:  the dried latex of a tropical American tree (genus Manilkara and especially M. bidentata) of the sapodilla family that is similar to gutta-percha and is used especially in belting and golf balls; also :  a tree yielding it

Origin of BALATA

Spanish, from Carib
First Known Use: 1860


Next Word in the Dictionary: balatong
Previous Word in the Dictionary: balas
All Words Near: balata

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up balata? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More