[ mah-hwah ]
/ ˈmɑ ʰwɑ /
any of several trees of the genus Madhuca, of the sapodilla family, native to India, the Malay Peninsula, and southeastern Asia, especially M. latifolia, the flowers of which are used, fresh or dried, for food or are fermented to prepare an intoxicating drink.
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Origin of mahua
1680–90; < Hindi mahūā ≪ Sanskrit madhūka a tree name
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Definition for mowra (2 of 2)
[ mou-ruh ]
/ ˈmaʊ rə /
Origin of mowrah
First recorded in 1865–70
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