myrobalan

noun my·rob·a·lan \ mīˈräbələn , mə̇ˈ- \
variants: or less commonly myrobalam \-ləm\ or myrabolam \-rabələm\ or myrabolan \-lən\ or myrobolan \-räbələn\

Definition of myrobalan

plural -s
1 a : the dried astringent fruit of any of several East Indian trees of the genus Terminalia (as T. chebula and T. bellerica) used chiefly in tanning and in inks
b : a tree producing myrobalans
2 a : cherry plum 1
b : emblic

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Origin and Etymology of myrobalan

Middle French mirobolan, mirabolan, from Latin myrobalanus, myrobalanum, from Greek myrobalanos, from myron unguent, perfume + balanos acorn


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