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Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Hydnocarpus, whose seeds contain an oil formerly used to treat skin lesions caused by leprosy and other diseases.
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1. (Plants) a tropical Asian tree, Taraktogenos (or Hydnocarpus) kurzii: family Flacourtiaceae
2. (Pharmacology) oil from the seed of this tree, used in treating leprosy
3. (Plants) any of several similar or related trees
[from Bengali cāulmugrā, from cāul rice + mugrā hemp]
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|Noun||1.||chaulmoogra - East Indian tree with oily seeds yield chaulmoogra oil used to treat leprosy|
genus Hydnocarpus, genus Taraktagenos, genus Taraktogenos, Hydnocarpus, Taraktagenos, Taraktogenos - medium to large Indonesian and Malaysian trees
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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