chaulmoogra

noun
chaul·​moo·​gra | \ chȯl-ˈmü-grə How to pronounce chaulmoogra (audio) \

Definition of chaulmoogra

: any of several Asian trees (genus Hydnocarpus of the family Achariaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases

First Known Use of chaulmoogra

circa 1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chaulmoogra

Bengali cālmugrā

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“Chaulmoogra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaulmoogra. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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chaulmoogra

noun
chaul·​moo·​gra | \ chȯl-ˈmü-grə How to pronounce chaulmoogra (audio) \

Medical Definition of chaulmoogra

: any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield chaulmoogra oil

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