Definition of kadamba
1 : an East Indian shade tree (Anthocephalus cadamba) of the family Rubiaceae having hard yellowish wood and globose clusters of flowers
2 : the wood of the kadamba
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Origin and Etymology of kadamba
Sanskrit, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil-Malayalam kaṭampu
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