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One of the manifestations and cult titles of the wife of Shiva and mother goddess Devi, especially in her malevolent role as a goddess of death and destruction, depicted as black, red-eyed, blood-stained, and wearing a necklace of skulls.
[Sanskrit Kālī, from kālī, feminine of kāla-, dark, of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada kāḍu, black, blackness.]
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(Plants) another name for saltwort1
(Hinduism) the Hindu goddess of destruction, consort of Siva. Her cult was characterized by savagery and cannibalism
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the wife of Shiva and a form of the Hindu mother goddess, Shakti, having destructive and creative powers.
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|Noun||1.||kali - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash|
|2.||Kali - wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi; "the black"|
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