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Definition 1: a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for balata in the sense of this definition

(balata is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

(balata is made of the substance ...) when dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls

Definition 2: when dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for balata in the sense of this definition

(balata is a kind of ...) any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

(... is made of the substance balata) a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber

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