anahau

noun

ana·​hau
variants or less commonly anahao
äˈnäˌhau̇
plural -s
: a tall Philippine palm (Livistona rotundifolia) yielding a valuable wood used for golf clubs, a fiber used for bowstrings, and leaves used for thatching and for hats and fans

Word History

Etymology

Tagalog & Hiligaynon anahaw

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anahau was in 1904

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“Anahau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anahau. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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