Origin of margosa
1805–15; aphetic < Portuguese amargosa, feminine of amargoso bitter
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Examples from the Web for margosa
Several groves of margosa trees are said to flourish in her vicinity.
Margosa oil is obtained from the seeds of Melia azedarach, a tree which is found in most parts of India and Burma.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
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.