(also shisham tree)
Definition of shisham in English:
An Indian tree of the pea family, which produces useful timber.
- Dalbergia sissoo, family Leguminosae
- 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.
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