bag·​ti·​kan | \ bägˈtēkən \
plural -s

Definition of bagtikan

: the reddish gray heavy wood of either of two trees of the genus Parashorea (P. malaanon and P. warburgii) of the family Dipterocarpaceae

called also Philippine mahogany

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First Known Use of bagtikan

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bagtikan

native name in the Philippines

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“Bagtikan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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