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balete [baléte] n 1Tree species; Banyan with above ground root systems that grow thickly from the branches till they enter the ground, forming often impenetrable "curtains" of rope like growths. It has some medicinal uses but is feared as a place where evil spirits live. balete [From this tree a medicinal decoction called galamai-amo can be made to help mothers after childbirth. The roots of the balite tree can be used as rope. Miniature trees can be made into bonsai and used as ornamental plants.] Schefflera Elliptifoliola/Ficus Benjamina (sem. domains: 1.5.1 - Tree, - Demon possession, - Traditional medicine.) 2