Definition of balibuntal in English:

balibuntal

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And then there was the large brimmed, black balibuntal trimmed with hand painted imitation onion grass, reminiscent of a late Edwardian hat.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

balibuntal

/ˌbalɪˈbʌnt(ə)l/