Definition of malabathrum
1 : the leaf of a plant (Cinnamomum malabathrum) used especially in making a perfumed ointment
2 : an ointment prepared from malabathrum
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Origin and Etymology of malabathrum
Latin malabathrum, malobathrum, from Greek malabathron, modification of Sanskrit tamālapattra garcinia leaf, from tamāla garcinia (perhaps from tamas darkness) + pattra leaf, wing, feather; akin to Sanskrit patati he flies
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