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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Guizotia abyssinica — achenes Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae ( …   Wikipedia

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  • niger-seed oil — noun Etymology: niger seed : a drying oil obtained from the seeds of ramtil and used in food, soap, and paints …   Useful english dictionary

  • ram|til — «RAM tuhl», noun. a composite African plant cultivated in India and parts of Africa for the oil produced from its seeds. ╂[< Hindi rāmtīl < Sanskrit Rāma Rama + tīla sesame seed] …   Useful english dictionary

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