Definition of myrobalan in English:

myrobalan

Syllabification: my·rob·a·lan
Pronunciation: /mīˈräbələn, mə-
 
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noun

  • 2A tropical tree of a characteristic pagoda shape that 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.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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