ramtil

[ ram-til ]
/ ˈræm tɪl /

noun


Nearby words

  1. ramshorn snail,
  2. ramson,
  3. ramsons,
  4. ramstam,
  5. ramstedt operation,
  6. ramulose,
  7. ramulous,
  8. ramulus,
  9. ramus,
  10. ramée

Origin of ramtil

1855–60; perhaps < Bengali

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British Dictionary definitions for ramtil

ramtil

/ (ˈræmtɪl) /

noun

an African plant, Guizotia abyssinica, grown in India: family Asteraceae (composites)
Also called: Niger seed the seed of this plant, used as a source of oil and a bird food

Word Origin for ramtil

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rāma black + tila sesame

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