Chay root
Chay root Chay" root` [Tamil sh[=a]ya.] The root of the {Oldenlandia umbellata}, native in India, which yieds a durable red dyestuff. [Written also {choy root}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • chay — [chā, chī] n. [< Tamil cāya] 1. the root of an Indian plant (Oldenlandia umbellata) of the madder family, from which a red dye is obtained 2. this plant …   English World dictionary

  • chay — I. ˈchī noun or chaya ˈchī(y)ə; also choy ˈchȯi; or choya ˈchȯi(y)ə ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • choy root — Chay root Chay root [Tamil sh[=a]ya.] The root of the {Oldenlandia umbellata}, native in India, which yieds a durable red dyestuff. [Written also {choy root}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Choy root — (choi r[=oo]t ). See {Chay root}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oldenlandia umbellata — Chay root Chay root [Tamil sh[=a]ya.] The root of the {Oldenlandia umbellata}, native in India, which yieds a durable red dyestuff. [Written also {choy root}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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