Definition of shisham in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪʃəm/
(also shisham tree)


An Indian tree of the pea family, which produces useful timber.
  • Dalbergia sissoo, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • Saharanpur is the home of the famous carved and delicately inlaid shisham wood furniture that takes its name from the town.
  • Climatic changes are taking a heavy toll on kikar and shisham trees in south western part of Punjab.
  • Certain traditional trees like imli, jamun and banyan may also meet the fate of shisham and keekar.


Mid 19th century: from Persian and Urdu šīšam.

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