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kamala

[kuh-mey-luh, kam-uh-luh, kuhm-] /kəˈmeɪ lə, ˈkæm ə lə, ˈkʌm-/
noun
1.
a powder from the capsules of an East Indian tree, Mallotus philippinensis, of the spurge family, used as a yellow dye and in medicine as an anthelmintic.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Sanskrit
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kamala

/kəˈmɑːlə; ˈkæmələ/
noun
1.
an East Indian euphorbiaceous tree, Mallotus philippinensis
2.
a powder obtained from the seed capsules of this tree, used as a dye and formerly as a worm powder
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit, probably of Dravidian origin; compare Kanarese kōmale
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