dao

Definition of dao

 (Entry 1 of 2)

variant of dah:1

dao

noun
\ ˈdä(ˌ)ō, ˈdau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of dao (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a very large Philippine tree (Dracontomelon dao) of the family Anacardiaceae with edible fruit and a fibrous bark used for cordage
2 : the rather heavy hard strong wood of the dao characterized by dark brown markings on a lighter ground and much used for veneers and cabinetwork

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Noun

Tagalog & Bisayan

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“Dao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dao. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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