kittul

noun kit·tul
variants: or less commonly kittool or kitul \kə̇ˈtül\

Definition of kittul

plural -s
1 a :a brownish black fiber resembling horsehair yielded by the leafstalks of the Asiatic jaggery palm and used chiefly in making brushes for polishing linens and cottons and for brushing velvets called also black fiber
2 a :a fiber derived from the gomuti palm resembling kittul

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Origin and Etymology of kittul

Sinhalese kitul, hitul, from Sanskrit hintāla


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