variants or less commonly sissu
plural -s
: any of several trees of the genus Dalbergia
especially : an East Indian tree (D. sissoo) whose leaves are used as fodder
: the dark brown compact and durable timber of the sissoo tree used especially in shipbuilding and for making railroad ties

Word History


Hindi sīso, from Sanskrit śiṁśapā

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“Sissoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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