kittul

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

Definition of kittul 

1a : 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

b : jaggery palm

2a : a fiber derived from the gomuti palm resembling kittul

b : gomuti palm

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History and Etymology for kittul

Sinhalese kitul, hitul, from Sanskrit hintāla

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