Banak



noun
a tree of the genus Virola, of Central America: family Myristicaceae
the timber of this tree, used esp in Honduras for turning and construction
Historical Examples

(Shoshoni and banak I.) “From the custom of piercing the noses for the reception of ornaments.”
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

Fig. 204, from the same locality and authority, was also interpreted by the Shoshoni and banak.
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

According to this informant, the Shoshoni use the same sign for banak as for themselves.
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

(Shoshoni and banak I.) “From the appearance of a corner of a log house—protruding and alternate layers of logs.”
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

This sign, according to the informant, is also employed by the banak and Umatilla Indians.
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

(Shoshoni and banak I.) “From manner of painting the cheeks.”
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

(Shoshoni and banak I.) “From their peculiar manner of holding the long bow horizontally in shooting.”
Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes Garrick Mallery

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