rasamala

noun
ras·​a·​ma·​la | \ ˌrasəˈmälə \
plural -s

Definition of rasamala

: a southern Asiatic timber tree (Altingia excelsa) of the family Hamamelidaceae yielding a fragrant resin

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History and Etymology for rasamala

Malay (kayu) raksamala, (kayu) ra'samala, from kayu tree + raksamala, ra'samala, a kind of fragrance, from Sanskrit surasa sweet + mālā garland

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“Rasamala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rasamala. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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