in the mythology of India, a class of generally benevolent nature spirits who are the custodians of treasures that are hidden in the earth and in the roots of trees. Principal among the yakshas is Kubera (q.v.), who rules in the mythical Himalayan kingdom called Alaka.
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|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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