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myrobalan

[mahy-rob-uh-luh n, mi-] /maɪˈrɒb ə lən, mɪ-/
noun
1.
the dried plumlike fruit of certain tropical trees of the genus Phyllanthus, used in dyeing, tanning, and making ink.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin myrobalanum < Greek myrobálanos kind of fruit, equivalent to mýro(n) balsam + bálanos acorn
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myrobalan

/maɪˈrɒbələn; mɪ-/
noun
1.
the dried plumlike fruit of various tropical trees of the genus Terminalia, used in dyeing, tanning, ink, and medicine
2.
a dye extracted from this fruit
3.
another name for cherry plum
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek murobalanos, from muron ointment + balanos acorn
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