Ramtil
Ramtil Ram"til (r[a^]m"t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram-til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • ramtil — [ram′til] n. [Hindi rāmtil < Sans rāma,RAMA + tila, sesame] a weedy annual plant (Guizotia abyssinica) of the composite family, whose seeds yield an oil used in India for cooking, and for soaps and illumination …   English World dictionary

  • ramtil — /ˈræmtɪl/ (say ramtil) noun an annual herb, Guizotia abyssinica, originating in the Ethiopian highlands; grown, especially in South Asia, for its edible oil and seed. {Hindi rāmtil, from Sanskrit rāma black + tila sesame} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ramtil — aliejinė juodva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos aliejinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Guizotia abyssinica), paplitęs Afrikoje (Etiopijoje). Iš jo gaunami kietieji aliejai. atitikmenys: lot. Guizotia abyssinica… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ramtil — ˈramˌtil noun ( s) Etymology: Hindi rāmtil, from Sanskrit Rāma Rama, Hindu epic hero + tila sesamum : a tropical African herb (Guizotia abyssinica) of the family Compositae widely cultivated in India for its seeds see niger seed …   Useful english dictionary

  • ramtil — /ram til/, n. See niger seed. [1855 60; perh. < Bengali] * * * …   Universalium

  • ramtil — ram·til …   English syllables

  • ramtil seeds — Ramtil Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ramtil oil — is used mainly in cooking but also for lighting. In India it is pressed from the seed of Guizotia oleifera of the family Asteraceae. A very similar oil is made in Africa from G. abyssinica . The oil is used as an extender for sesame oil, which is …   Wikipedia

  • Guizotia abyssinica — Ramtil Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • niger seeds — Ramtil Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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