- a halfbeak, Hemiramphus balao, of tropical western Atlantic seas.
Origin of balao
First recorded in 1850–55, balao is from the Puerto Rican Spanish word balajú
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Examples from the Web for balao
Balao oil.A resinous oil (balao or malapajo) is found in Samar and Albay, probably also in other provinces.
The balao is sold in Albay at four reals for the tinaja of ten gantas (the liter at eight pence).