Indian gooseberry

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Related to Mirobalanus embilica: Shikhara, Kalasha

Indian gooseberry

n.
A tree (Phyllanthus emblica) of subtropical South and Southeast Asia bearing small round sour fruits divided by vertical lines into six to eight segments, valued in Ayurvedic medicine and as an ingredient in various condiments. Also called amla, emblic.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Phyllanthus emblica L., Cicca emblica Kurz, Mirobalanus embilica Burm., Phyllanthus mairei Lev.