Definition of tendu leaf in English:

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tendu leaf

noun

The leaves of an Asian ebony tree, gathered in India as a cheap tobacco substitute.
  • Diospyros melanoxylon, family Ebenaceae.
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.

Origin

Hindi tendu.

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Syllabification: ten·du leaf

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