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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Origin and Etymology of 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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