Definition of balam
: a supernatural being in Mayan religion that guards cornfields and villages the Mayas of Central America speak of Balam as a god of agriculture, describing him as an old fellow with a long head. He walks in the air and whistles as he goes—a much-dreaded nocturnal being — W. D. Wallis
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Origin and Etymology of balam
First Known Use: 1908See Words from the same year
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