bancal

noun

ban·​cal
bäŋ‧ˈkäl
plural -s
Philippines
: a large tree (Nauclea orientalis) of the family Rubiaceae that has rather soft straight-grained yellow to orange wood which is used locally for cabinetwork and construction

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from Bisayan baṅkal

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“Bancal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bancal. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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