ba·​ca·​uan | \ bəˈkäwən \
variants: or less commonly bacao \ bəˈkau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of bacauan

: any of various Asian mangroves (such as those of the genera Rhizophora and Bruguiera)

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First Known Use of bacauan

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacauan

Tagalog bakawan, bakaw

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“Bacauan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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