mahua

noun

ma·​hua
ˈmä(h)wə
variants or mohwa
ˈmō(w)ə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Mahua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mahua. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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