baggala

noun
bag·​ga·​la | \ ˈbəgəˌlä, \
plural -s

Definition of baggala

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

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First Known Use of baggala

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baggala

Marathi baglā, bagalā, probably from Portuguese baixel, from Catalan vaixell, from Latin vascellum small vase

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“Baggala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baggala. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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