ramtil

noun
ram·​til | \ ˈramˌtil \
plural -s

Definition of ramtil

: a tropical African herb (Guizotia abyssinica) of the family Compositae widely cultivated in India for its seeds — see niger seed

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History and Etymology for ramtil

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 12 Jul. 2020.

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