mahua

noun ma·hua \ ˈmä(h)wə \
variants: or mohwa \ˈmō(w)ə\

Definition of mahua

plural -s
:any of several East Indian trees of the genus Madhuca (especially M. latifolia or M. indica) with nectar-filled flowers that are used for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink — compare illupi

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Origin and Etymology of mahua

Hindi mahūā, from Sanskrit madhūka, from madhu sweet, honey, mead


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