passewa

noun pas·se·wa \pəˈsāwə\

Definition of passewa

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of passewa

Hindi pasevā sweat, from Sanskrit prasveda, from pra- forth + svedate he sweats — more at for, sweat


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