gumhar

noun

gum·​har
ˈgəmˌhär
plural -s
: an Indian timber tree (Gmelina arborea) of the family Verbenaceae yielding a light brown lustrous wood that is highly resistant to moisture, easily worked, and used especially for cabinetwork, carving, interior finishes, and boats and having roots, leaves, and fruits that are locally used in medicine

called also gamari

Word History

Etymology

probably modification of Bengali gāmāri, from Sanskrit gambhārī

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“Gumhar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gumhar. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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