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 (mī-rŏb′ə-lən, mə-)
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.]


(maɪˈrɒbələn; mɪ-)
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]


(maɪˈrɒb ə lən, mɪ-)

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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chebula, commonly known as black myrobalan, ink tree, or chebulic myrobalan (English), haritaki (Sanskrit and Bengali), harad (Hindi), harada (Marathi and Gujrati) Karkchettu (Telugu) and Kadukkaya (Tamil), is a flowering evergreen tree of the family Corn-bretaceae.
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