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chaulmoogra

[chawl-moo-gruh] /tʃɔlˈmu grə/
noun
1.
any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos), of southeastern Asia, especially H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Bengali cālmugrā
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chaulmoogra

/tʃɔːlˈmuːɡrə/
noun
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
Word Origin
from Bengali cāulmugrā, from cāul rice + mugrā hemp
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