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my·rob·a·lan

 (mī-rŏb′ə-lən, mə-)
n.
2. A tree (Terminalia chebula) of South Asia, whose fruits are used for tanning leather and in Ayurvedic medicine.
3. Any of various other Asian trees with astringent fruits, including Indian gooseberry.

[Obsolete French mirobolan, from Latin myrobalanum, fragrant oil from seeds of the horseradish tree (Moringa oleifera), from Greek murobalanos : muron, perfume; see myristic acid + balanos, acorn.]

myrobalan

(maɪˈrɒbələn; mɪ-)
n
1. (Plants) the dried plumlike fruit of various tropical trees of the genus Terminalia, used in dyeing, tanning, ink, and medicine
2. (Dyeing) a dye extracted from this fruit
3. (Plants) another name for cherry plum
[C16: via Latin from Greek murobalanos, from muron ointment + balanos acorn]

my•rob•a•lan

(maɪˈrɒb ə lən, mɪ-)

n.
1. the dried plumlike fruit of certain trees belonging to the tropical genus Terminalia, of the spurge family: used in dyeing, tanning, and making ink.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin myrobalanum < Greek myrobálanos kind of fruit =mýro(n) balsam + bálanos acorn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myrobalan - small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruitmyrobalan - small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit
plum, plum tree - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
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The process was launched by Tribal Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu for sale of 15 minor forest produce items like Nuxvomica, dry amla, cleaning nuts, mahua flower, bees wax, myrobalans, marking nuts, gum karaya, tamarind, turmeric, soap nuts, dry amla etc.
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