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ramtil

[ram-til]
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noun
  1. Niger seed.
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Origin of ramtil

1855–60; perhaps < Bengali
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British Dictionary definitions for ramtil

ramtil

noun
  1. an African plant, Guizotia abyssinica, grown in India: family Asteraceae (composites)
  2. Also called: Niger seed the seed of this plant, used as a source of oil and a bird food
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Word Origin

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rāma black + tila sesame
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