silver balli

silver bal·​li | \ -ˈbalē \

Definition of silver balli

1 : any of several timber trees of the genera Nectandra, Ocotea and Aniba of northern South America with yellowish or brown wood
2 : the wood of a silver balli

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alteration of siruaballi

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“Silver balli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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