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Saltos de línea: myr¦oba|lan
Pronunciación: /mʌɪˈrɒbələn

Definición de myrobalan en inglés:


1 (also myrobalan plum) another term for cherry plum.
2A tropical tree of a characteristic pagoda shape, which yields a number of useful items including dye, timber, and medicinal products.
  • Genus Terminalia, family Combretaceae: several species, in particular T. chebula
2.1 (also myrobalan nut) The fruit of the myrobalan tree, used especially for tanning leather.
Example sentences
  • It consists of three myrobalans or fruits each having the property to regulate each of the respective Tridoshas.
  • The dried fruit is also known as the black myrobalan of ancient commerce and at one time was exported to Europe for the production of ink.
  • Around 78 000 to 100 000 tonnes of myrobalan nuts are estimated to be produced annually.


late Middle English: from French myrobolan or Latin myrobalanum, from Greek murobalanos, from muron 'unguent' + balanos 'acorn'.

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