Definition of balibuntal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbalɪˈbʌnt(ə)l/


[mass noun]
A fine close-woven straw, used for making hats.
Example sentences
  • And then there was the large brimmed, black balibuntal trimmed with hand painted imitation onion grass, reminiscent of a late Edwardian hat.
  • But cloches for mid twenties and later summers were also made from sisal, balibuntal and Baku straws.
  • I think that is what is referred to as a Balibuntal straw if I remember right.


Early 20th century: from Baliuag in the Philippines, where it originated, + buntal.

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