Meaning of Balata

English: Balata
Type: Unknown / অজানা / अज्ञात

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Definition: 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 ball covers, and as a substitute for gutta percha. Compare bully tree.

Definition: 2

a tree, Mimusops balata, of Madagascar.

Definition: 3

a tropical American sapotaceous tree, Manilkara bidentata, yielding a latex-like sap

Definition: 4

a rubber-like gum obtained from this sap: used as a substitute for gutta-percha