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Origin of margosa

1805–15; aphetic < Portuguese amargosa, feminine of amargoso bitter
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Historical Examples

  • Several groves of margosa trees are said to flourish in her vicinity.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • Margosa oil is obtained from the seeds of Melia azedarach, a tree which is found in most parts of India and Burma.

  • On the following day, all the old pots are thrown away, and the agnates eat rice cooked with margosa (Melia Azadirachta) leaves.

  • A meal, called pithapona (bitter food), consisting of rice and margosa (Melia Azadirachta) leaves, is partaken of by agnates only.

  • Children who suffer from fits are branded with a twig of margosa or with a glass bangle.