kittul

noun

kit·​tul
variants or less commonly kittool or kitul
kə̇ˈtül
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

Word History

Etymology

Sinhalese kitul, hitul, from Sanskrit hintāla

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“Kittul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kittul. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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