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