\ ˈbalə\

Definition of Bala

: of or relating to a subdivision of the European Ordovician

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First Known Use of Bala

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bala

Bala, town in north Wales

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“Bala.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bala. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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