ba·​si | \ ˈbäsē \
plural -s

Definition of basi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fermented beverage prepared by natives of the Philippines
\in pronunciations below \
variants: or less commonly baso-

Definition of basi- (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : base : lower part basipetal
b : at or near the base basifixed basiglandular
c : of or belonging to the base of basicranial
2a : chemical base basify
b : subsilicic and basiophitic

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native name in the Philippines

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“Basi.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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