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chaulmoogra

[ chawl-moo-gruh ]

noun

  1. any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos ), of southeastern Asia, especially H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil.


chaulmoogra

/ tʃɔːlˈmuːɡrə /

noun

  1. a tropical Asian tree, Taraktogenos (or Hydnocarpus ) kurzii: family Flacourtiaceae
  2. oil from the seed of this tree, used in treating leprosy
  3. any of several similar or related trees


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chaulmoogra1

First recorded in 1805–15, chaulmoogra is from the Bengali word cālmugrā
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chaulmoogra1

from Bengali cāulmugrā, from cāul rice + mugrā hemp
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Example Sentences

Chaulmoogra oil and gurjun oil internally and externally are in some instances of service.

Instead of giving raw chaulmoogra oil in doses, as had been the custom for centuries, he gave it by injection to the muscles.

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