sissoo

noun
sis·​soo
variants: or less commonly sissu \ ˈsi(ˌ)sü \
plural -s

Definition of sissoo

1 : any of several trees of the genus Dalbergia especially : an East Indian tree (D. sissoo) whose leaves are used as fodder
2 : the dark brown compact and durable timber of the sissoo tree used especially in shipbuilding and for making railroad ties

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History and Etymology for sissoo

Hindi sīso, from Sanskrit śiṁśapā

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