myrobalan

noun my·rob·a·lan \mīˈräbələn, mə̇ˈ-\
variants: less commonly

myrobalam

\-ləm\ or

myrabolam

\-rabələm\ or

myrabolan

\-lən\ or

myrobolan

\-räbələn\

Definition of myrobalan

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  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. 2a :  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 — more at smear, gland


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