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n. Hinduism
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.]


(ˈkælɪ; ˈkeɪ-)
(Plants) another name for saltwort1


(Hinduism) the Hindu goddess of destruction, consort of Siva. Her cult was characterized by savagery and cannibalism


(ˈkɑ li)

the wife of Shiva and a form of the Hindu mother goddess, Shakti, having destructive and creative powers.
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Noun1.Kali - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaveskali - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Kali - wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi; "the black"
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The deer's antlers clashed as he strode into the shrine, clashed against the grinning statue of Kali.
The travellers crossed, beyond Milligaum, the fatal country so often stained with blood by the sectaries of the goddess Kali.
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Known locally as 'arnis' or 'escrima,' kali is an indigenous style of hand-to-hand combat that includes such moves as striking, grappling and throwing or takedown.
Kali would be on the streets for months, sometimes crashing at a friend's place, but most of the time in that parking lot, lying in the back of her car, her whole life spilling out of the bags in her trunk.
The housing and population census has been suspended in Kali Jahangir, Kali Luqman, Kali Mazhil and other rural areas of Chaman due to security concerns.
Mortar shells fired from the Afghan side also hit houses in a village of Kali Luqman.
Kali suffers a culture shock when she lands on Earth, and she must learn to adapt quickly or die.
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