sissoo

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

Definition of sissoo

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of sissoo

Hindi sīso, from Sanskrit śiṁśapā


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