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Niger seed

noun
  1. the black seed of a tropical African composite plant, Guizotia abyssinica, yielding an oil used as food, in the manufacture of soap, etc.
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Origin of Niger seed

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called ramtil.
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British Dictionary definitions for niger seed

Niger seed

noun
  1. another name for ramtil (def. 2)
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