ipilipil

noun ipil·ipil \ˌēpəˈlēpəl\

Definition of ipilipil

plural

-s

  1. :  a tropical leguminous shrub (Leucaena glauca) used especially in the Philippines as a means of controlling various undesirable grasses in pastures and rangelands

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Origin and Etymology of ipilipil

Tagalog ipil ípil


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