Definition of chunam
1 India : lime used especially with betel leaf in making pan
2 : a cement or plaster used in India that is usually highly polished and decorated with paintings
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Origin and Etymology of chunam
Tamil cuṇṇam, from Sanskrit cūrna powder, flour, from carvati he grinds, chews; perhaps akin to Slovak čren jaw, cheekbone, Latvian ceruoklis molar
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