Browse Vernacular - English
bakulù n The hard shell as that of turtles, clams, crabs or sea shells, Ka bakulù, ian ka lawa to bo-u-u, woy mgo ulod-ulud unawa to kumang, kambu-oy, punggù, susù, buyukung, silì, bibi, kalaykay. The hard shell, that is the body of the the creatures like crabs, turtles, [certain] shell fish, water snails, pointed shell fish, land snails, [certain edible shell fish, clams [and] small clams. [However, the soft shell of shrimp is called uason/ulason, not bakulù.]
balabagan deriv n The direction that is crosswise to the sun, North or South. balabagan. South (or north); crosswise to east and west. [Prior to knowing other terms for North or South, the two directions were distinguished by adding “upriver” to the term to mean North or “crosswise downriver”to mean “south”. Or a person may distinguish between North and South by saying balabagan “to the left” or balabagan “to the right” so the direction could be either north or south depending on which direction one is facing.]
balabawan n A small melon. [has green or yellow strips and yellowish-orange center.]
balagagag n Offspring of edible bakbak frog. [Specifically the offspring of the edible bakbak frog. Name does not apply to offspring of other frogs.] see: bakbak.
balagon n Rattan. Ka doun to balagon, ogko-iling to doun to pula. Rattan leaves are similar to the leaves of the pula palm. [Kinds of rattan include: palasan, tubu, pulitì, anokot, pulapula, sipit to lombu-u, saliringan, alag, and ka-anan (Several kinds have edible heart (ubud but the heart of the ka-anan is poisonous).] 1.1v A vine that grows like a rattan?? Oghingaran no ogbalbalogon. It is called rattan-like??. spec: palasan; spec: sipit to lombu-u; spec: pulitì; spec: anokot; spec: tubu; spec: pulapula.
balakayu n 1A kind of bamboo, used for flutes (saguysuy, poluondag and to make lupit scrapers. [dark green, about 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.; used to make an instrument for smoothing of wood or bamboo called banus.] 2Kind of rice. 3A zither (kobbiung) tune.