[ chawl-moo-gruh ]
/ tʃɔlˈmu grə /
any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos), of southeastern Asia, especially H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil.
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Origin of chaulmoogra
First recorded in 1805–15, chaulmoogra is from the Bengali word cālmugrā
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Chaulmoogra oil and gurjun oil internally and externally are in some instances of service.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for chaulmoogra
/ (tʃɔːlˈmuːɡrə) /
a tropical Asian tree, Taraktogenos (or Hydnocarpus) kurzii: family Flacourtiaceae
oil from the seed of this tree, used in treating leprosy
any of several similar or related trees
Word Origin for chaulmoogra
from Bengali cāulmugrā, from cāul rice + mugrā hemp
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