bo·​lo-bo·​lo | \ ¦bōlō¦bōlō \
plural -s

Definition of bolo-bolo

1 : a West African fiber somewhat resembling jute and derived from the bast of a tree (Honckenya ficifolia) of the family Tiliaceae
2 : the tree that yields bolo-bolo

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History and Etymology for bolo-bolo

of African origin; akin to Bini bo1lo3 to peel or strip (something, such as bark from a tree)

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“Bolo-bolo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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