Definition of balibuntal in English:

balibuntal

Line breaks: bali|bun¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˌbalɪˈbʌnt(ə)l
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A fine close-woven straw, used for making hats.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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