noun nag·kassar \nägˈkasə(r)\
variants: less commonly



Definition of nagkassar



  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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