nagkassar

noun
nag·​kassar | \ nägˈkasə(r) \
variants: or less commonly nagkesar \ -​kes-​ \
plural -s

Definition of nagkassar

: either of two East Indian trees (Mesua ferrea and Ochrocarpus longifolius) of the family Guttiferae from whose flower buds a red or orange dye is obtained

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History and Etymology for nagkassar

Marathi & Hindi nāgkesar, from Sanskrit nāgakesara, from nāga snake + kesara hair, nagkassar (Mesua ferrea); akin to Latin caesaries hair of the head

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“Nagkassar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nagkassar. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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