baggala

noun bag·ga·la \ˈbəgəˌlä, -ə\

Definition of baggala

plural

-s

  1. :  a 2-masted trading vessel used in the Indian ocean

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Origin and Etymology of baggala

Marathi baglā, bagalā, probably from Portuguese baixel, from Catalan vaixell, from Latin vascellum small vase — more at vessel


First Known Use: circa 1865


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