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 (kä′mə-lə, kăm′ə-)
An Asian tree (Mallotus philippensis) that bears a hairy capsular fruit from which a vermifugal powder is obtained. Also called kamala tree.

[Sanskrit kamalam, lotus, pale red, probably of Dravidian origin.]


(kəˈmɑːlə; ˈkæmələ)
1. (Plants) an East Indian euphorbiaceous tree, Mallotus philippinensis
2. (Plants) a powder obtained from the seed capsules of this tree, used as a dye and formerly as a worm powder
[C19: from Sanskrit, probably of Dravidian origin; compare Kanarese kōmale]
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