[kuh-mey-luh, kam-uh-luh, kuhm-]
- a powder from the capsules of an East Indian tree, Mallotus philippinensis, of the spurge family, used as a yellow dye and in medicine as an anthelmintic.
Origin of kamala
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1810–20
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- an East Indian euphorbiaceous tree, Mallotus philippinensis
- a powder obtained from the seed capsules of this tree, used as a dye and formerly as a worm powder
C19: from Sanskrit, probably of Dravidian origin; compare Kanarese kōmale
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