chaulmoogra

chaulmoogra

[chawl-moo-gruh]
noun
any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos ), of southeastern Asia, especially H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil.

Origin:
1805–15; < Bengali cālmugrā

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chaulmoogra (tʃɔːlˈmuːɡrə)
 
n
1.  a tropical Asian tree, Taraktogenos (or Hydnocarpus) kurzii: family Flacourtiaceae
2.  oil from the seed of this tree, used in treating leprosy
3.  any of several similar or related trees
 
[from Bengali cāulmugrā, from cāul rice + mugrā hemp]

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