ramtil

noun

ram·​til
ˈramˌtil
plural -s
: a tropical African herb (Guizotia abyssinica) of the family Compositae widely cultivated in India for its seeds see niger seed

Word History

Etymology

Hindi rāmtil, from Sanskrit Rāma Rama, Hindu epic hero + tila sesamum

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“Ramtil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramtil. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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