Meaning of balibuntal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbalɪˈbʌnt(ə)l/


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

    ‘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.