passewa

noun
pas·​se·​wa | \ pəˈsāwə \
plural -s

Definition of passewa

: a viscous extract from the capsules of the poppy that is obtained after the seeds are removed, hardens on exposure, and is used in making coverings for opium cakes

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History and Etymology for passewa

Hindi pasevā sweat, from Sanskrit prasveda, from pra- forth + svedate he sweats

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“Passewa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passewa. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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