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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Origin and Etymology of kittul
Sinhalese kitul, hitul, from Sanskrit hintāla
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