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 (mī-rŏb′ə-lən, mə-)
2. A tree (Terminalia chebula) of South Asia, whose fruits are used for tanning leather and in Ayurvedic medicine.
3. Any of various other Asian trees with astringent fruits, including Indian gooseberry.

[Obsolete French mirobolan, from Latin myrobalanum, fragrant oil from seeds of the horseradish tree (Moringa oleifera), from Greek murobalanos : muron, perfume; see myristic acid + balanos, acorn.]


(maɪˈrɒbələn; mɪ-)
1. (Plants) the dried plumlike fruit of various tropical trees of the genus Terminalia, used in dyeing, tanning, ink, and medicine
2. (Dyeing) a dye extracted from this fruit
3. (Plants) another name for cherry plum
[C16: via Latin from Greek murobalanos, from muron ointment + balanos acorn]


(maɪˈrɒb ə lən, mɪ-)

1. the dried plumlike fruit of certain trees belonging to the tropical genus Terminalia, of the spurge family: used in dyeing, tanning, and making ink.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin myrobalanum < Greek myrobálanos kind of fruit =mýro(n) balsam + bálanos acorn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myrobalan - small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruitmyrobalan - small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit
plum, plum tree - any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
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The cherry plum, also known as the myrobalan plum (Prunus cerasifera) are important sources of antioxidants and Vitamin C.
To offer one example, in their treatment of myrobalan, which in Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine (henceforth Arabian Drugs) is discussed as the first "Arabian" substance (pp.
An illustrative list of major MFPs which may be covered under the initiative are tamarind, mahua flower, mahua seed, hill broom, chironjee, honey, sal seed, sal leaves, bamboo split, myrobalan, mango (amchur), aonla (churan/candy), seed lac, tez patta, cardamom, black pepper, turmeric, dry ginger, cinnamon, coffee, tea, sea buckthorn tea, etc.
Studies on the use of power ultrasound in solid-liquid myrobalan extraction process.
Vicco Vajradanti Ayurvedic Toothpaste, for instance, contains therapeutic ingredients including babool bark, Indian medlar, blackberry, cloves, Bengal madder, jujube bark, walnut bark, mayweed plant, Indian liquorice root, bishop's weed, cinnamon, cutch tree bark, sappan wood, chebulic myrobalan, vajradanti bark, Indian sarsaparilla, Indian gooseberry, berelic myrobalans, cubeb and oak, says Pendharkar.
Sasitorn (2003) reported the use of 23 different herbal extracts, extracted by 95% ethyl alcohol at the concentration of 100,000, 50,000, 10,000, 5,000 and 1,000 ppm respectively and found that guava leaf extract could inhibit the growth of bacteria at 50,000 ppm, the myrobalan wood fruit extract at 10,000 ppm, the extract of beleric myrobalan fruit, nut gall fruit and pomegranate fruit peel could inhibit the growth of bacteria at all concentration.
As the plant material, 5-years old 9 Black Beauty' (Prunus salicina Lindell) trees grafted on myrobalan (Prunus ceresifera Ehrh.) rootstock and trained as modified leader system were selected.
Indian Scientist: Once while pounding halila (Myrobalan fruit), a new idea came to me: This Universe, has existed timelessly before, and will still exist for ever.
Triphala consists of Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), chebulic myrobalan (Terminalia chebula), and beleric myrobalan (Terminalia belerica).
A somaclonal myrobalan rootstock increases waterlogging tolerance to peach cultivar in controlled conditions.
Chen, "Antioxidant activities and major anthocyanins of myrobalan plum (Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.)," Journal of Food Science, vol.
Caption: 3 Cotton scarves dyed in madder, myrobalan, cutch, indigo green, raintree and indigo blue, using different mordants (except for the indigo which requires no mordant).