variants or anilau
or anilo
plural -s
: a shrub (Columbia serratifolia) of the family Tiliaceae yielding a strong bast fiber that is found chiefly in the Philippines
: any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Grewia yielding a cordage fiber

Word History



First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anilao was circa 1902

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“Anilao.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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