ban·​sal·​a·​guin | \ (ˌ)bänˌsäləˈgēn \
variants: or less commonly bansalague or bansalagui \ bänˈsäləgē \ or bansalaque \ -​əkē \
plural -s

Definition of bansalaguin

1 : a large tree (Mimusops parvifolia) of the Philippines and southwest Pacific area that produces an edible fruit and a very dense fine-grained wood that is reddish or reddish white in color
2 : the wood of the bansalaguin

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First Known Use of bansalaguin

, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bansalaguin

Tagalog & Bisayan bansalagin

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“Bansalaguin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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