dao

1 of 2

variant of dah:1

dao

2 of 2

noun

ˈdä(ˌ)ō,
ˈdau̇
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Tagalog & Bisayan

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“Dao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dao. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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