variants or less commonly bacao
plural -s
: any of various Asian mangroves (such as those of the genera Rhizophora and Bruguiera)

Word History


Tagalog bakawan, bakaw

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacauan was in 1902

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“Bacauan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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