chaulmoogra oil


noun

a brownish-yellow oil or soft fat expressed from the seeds of a chaulmoogra tree, used formerly in the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases.

Nearby words

  1. chaudfroid,
  2. chauffer,
  3. chauffeur,
  4. chauffeuse,
  5. chaulmoogra,
  6. chaumont,
  7. chauncey,
  8. chaunt,
  9. chausses,
  10. chaussier's areola

Origin of chaulmoogra oil

First recorded in 1805–15

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