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
    More 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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