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

Word History


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 19 Apr. 2024.

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