illupi

noun
il·​lu·​pi | \ ˈiləˌpī, -(ˌ)pē \
variants: or less commonly illipe \ -​(ˌ)pē \ or illipi or illupie \ -​ˌpī , -​(ˌ)pē \
plural -s

Definition of illupi

: an important East Indian tree (Madhuca malabrorum) whose leaves and juice and bark are used medicinally and whose nuts yield oil and whose very sweet flowers are eaten dried or cooked with other foods — compare mahua

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History and Etymology for illupi

Tamil iluppai & Malayalam ilippa

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“Illupi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illupi. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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