sissoo

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

sissu

\ˈsi(ˌ)sü\

Definition of sissoo

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several trees of the genus Dalbergia; especially :  an East Indian tree (D. sissoo) whose leaves are used as fodder

  2. 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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