kittul

noun kit·tul \kə̇ˈtül\
variants: less commonly

kittool

or

kitul

\kə̇ˈtül\

Definition of kittul

plural

-s

  1. 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

  2. 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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