Myrobalan My*rob"a*lan, Myrobolan My*rob"o*lan, n. [L. myrobalanum the fruit of a palm tree from which a balsam was made, Gr. ?; ? any sweet juice distilling from plants, any prepared unguent or sweet oil + ? an acorn or any similar fruit: cf. F. myrobolan.] A dried astringent fruit much resembling a prune. It contains tannin, and was formerly used in medicine, but is now chiefly used in tanning and dyeing. Myrobolans are produced by various species of {Terminalia} of the East Indies, and of {Spondias} of South America. [1913 Webster]

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  • myrobalan — [mʌɪ rɒbələn] noun 1》 (also myrobalan plum) another term for cherry plum. 2》 a tropical tree of a characteristic pagoda shape. [Terminalia chebula and related species.]     ↘(also myrobalan nut) the fruit of this tree, used in tanning. Origin ME …   English new terms dictionary

  • myrobalan — n. 1 (in full myrobalan plum) = cherry plum. 2 (in full myrobalan nut) the fruit of an Asian tree, Terminalia chebula, used in medicines, for tanning leather, and to produce inks and dyes. Etymology: F myrobolan or L myrobalanum f. Gk murobalanos …   Useful english dictionary

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