Definition of tendu leaf in English:

tendu leaf

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Pronunciation: /teɪnˈduː


[mass noun]
  • The leaves of an Asian ebony tree, gathered in India as a cheap tobacco substitute.
    • Diospyros melanoxylon, family Ebenaceae
    More example sentences
    • Bidis contain a relatively small amount of locally grown tobacco, smoked after being wrapped in a dry, tendu leaf.
    • They earn 90-120 rupees every day, depending on the number of tendu leaf bundles they collect.
    • They wrap the product in tendu leaf and much of the industry volume is hand rolled.


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