anilao

noun ani·lao \äˈnēˌlau̇\\-(ˌ)lō\
variants: or

anilau

\äˈnēˌlau̇\ or

anilo

\-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of anilao

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a shrub (Columbia serratifolia) of the family Tiliaceae yielding a strong bast fiber that is found chiefly in the Philippines

  2. 2 :  any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Grewia yielding a cordage fiber

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Origin and Etymology of anilao

Tagalog


First Known Use: circa 1902


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