Origin of balata
Examples from the Web for balata
Balata bands may be used in place of india-rubber, but though less expensive are not so lasting.
Balata, a vegetable gum used as a substitute for gutta-percha, being at once ductile and elastic; goes under the name of bully.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
At Balata it is said that the city gate of ancient Shechem was uncovered.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
Distinct from rubber, but closely akin to it, are the two materials known as gutta-percha and balata.Rubber|Edith A. Browne
Actually, he knew he could get an easy twenty-five balata for the bauble in Karth.The Players|Everett B. Cole