noun dha·wa \ˈdävə\
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Definition of dhawa



  1. :  an East Indian tree (Anogeissus latifolia) of the family Combretaceae that is used for timber and tanning and is a source of a gum

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Origin and Etymology of dhawa

Hindi dhāvā, from Sanskrit dhava

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a brief usually trivial fact

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