a halfbeak, Hemiramphus balao, of tropical western Atlantic seas.
Historical Examples

balao oil.A resinous oil (balao or malapajo) is found in Samar and Albay, probably also in other provinces.
The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes Toms de Comyn

The balao is sold in Albay at four reals for the tinaja of ten gantas (the liter at eight pence).
The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes Toms de Comyn


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