plural -s
: 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

Word History


native name in the Philippines

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagtikan was in 1929

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“Bagtikan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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