batete

noun ba·te·te \bə-ˈtā-(ˌ)tā\

Definition of batete

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Philippine tree (Kingiodendron alternifolium) of the family Leguminosae with an aromatic sap used in making incense

  2. 2 :  the reddish brown oily wood of batete used in cabinetwork and furniture

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Origin and Etymology of batete

native name in the Philippines


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