ramtil


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ramtil

(ˈræmtɪl)
n
1. (Plants) an African plant, Guizotia abyssinica, grown in India: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) Also called: Niger seed the seed of this plant, used as a source of oil and a bird food
[C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rāma black + tila sesame]
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9] Niger seed is also known as ramtil, kalatil, and sorguja.
It is not widely cultivated outside the region, despite the high quality of its oil, known as ramtil.