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kamala

[ kuh-mey-luh, kam-uh-luh, kuhm- ]
/ kəˈmeɪ lə, ˈkæm ə lə, ˈkʌm- /
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noun

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.

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Origin of kamala

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for kamala

kamala
/ (kəˈmɑːlə, ˈkæmələ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for kamala

C19: from Sanskrit, probably of Dravidian origin; compare Kanarese kōmale
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