ramtil


Also found in: Wikipedia.

ramtil

(ˈræmtɪl)
n
1. (Plants) an African plant, Guizotia abyssinica, grown in India: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) Also called: Niger seed the seed of this plant, used as a source of oil and a bird food
[C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rāma black + tila sesame]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
[9] Niger seed is also known as ramtil, kalatil, and sorguja.
Algunos de los frutos ("semillas") son empleados para alimentar animales domesticos, como los de "girasol" (Helianthus annuus) y "ramtil" (Guizotia abyssinica).
Nepal's exports overseas in 2006/2007 included a wide variety of agricultural commodities such as nigerseeds (Filunge or Ramtil), coffee, tea, cut flowers, live plants, mushrooms, dried onions, chickpeas, lentils, cardamom (large), ginger, turmeric, rice, wheat, sesame seeds, fruit juice, sugar, various bulbs and tubers, bananas, oranges, chestnuts, curry spices, and various vegetables and fruits (MOAC, 2008).
It is not widely cultivated outside the region, despite the high quality of its oil, known as ramtil.