balata tree

balata tree
a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Substance Meronyms: ↑balata, ↑gutta balata

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  • balata — n. Canadian term for the bully tree, tropical tree that has dark red wood that produces a latex sap; nonelastic gum similar to rubber made from the sap of the balata tree (used in making machinery belts, golf balls and other industrial rubber… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Balata [1] — Balata (Gummi Balata, span. Chicle, Leche de popa, amerikan. Guttapercha), ein der Guttapercha nahe verwandter Körper, der (koagulierte) Milchsaft des in Guayana einheimischen Bully tree oder Sternapfelbaumes (Mimusops Balata Gaertn. = Sapota… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Balata — Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried constitutes an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balatá — Taxobox name = Balatá regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Sapotaceae genus = Manilkara species = M. bidentata binomial = Manilkara bidentata binomial authority = (A. DC.) Chev.Balatá (… …   Wikipedia

  • balata — /beuh lah teuh, bal euh teuh/, n. 1. a nonelastic, rubberlike, water resistant gum that softens in hot water and is obtained from the latex of a tropical American tree, Manilkara bidentata: used chiefly in the manufacture of machinery belts, golf …   Universalium

  • Balata franc — Manilkara bidentata Manilkara bidentata …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Balatá — Manilkara bidentata Manilkara bidentata …   Wikipédia en Français

  • balata — /bəˈlatə/ (say buh lahtuh), /ˈbælətə/ (say baluhtuh) noun 1. the dried juice or gum (balata gum) obtained from the bully tree, Manilkara bidentata, used as a substitute for gutta percha and in making chewing gum. 2. → bully tree. {American… …  

  • balata — [ balətə, bə lα:tə] noun a tropical American tree which bears edible fruit and produces latex. [Manilkara bidentata.] Origin C17: from Carib balatá …   English new terms dictionary

  • balata — noun Etymology: Spanish, from Carib Date: 1860 the dried latex of a tropical American tree (genus Manilkara and especially M. bidentata) of the sapodilla family that is similar to gutta percha and is used especially in belting and golf balls;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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