chaulmoogra
noun Etymology: Bengali cālmugrā Date: circa 1815 any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield an acrid oil used especially formerly in treating leprosy and skin diseases

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  • chaulmoogra — ● chaulmoogra nom masculin (anglais chaulmoogra, du bengali) Huile extraite d une quinzaine d espèces de ce nom, la plus active étant le chaulmoogra de Birmanie, utilisé pour le traitement de la lèpre. ⇒CHAULMOOGRA, subst. masc. BOT. Arbre de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chaulmoogra — [chôl mo͞o′grə] n. [Beng cāulmugrā, E Ind tree] any of various SE Asian trees (genus Taraktogenos, family Bixaceae and genus Hydnocarpus, family Flacourtiaceae) whose seeds yield a nonvolatile oil, once commonly used to treat leprosy …   English World dictionary

  • Chaulmoogra — Taraktogenos, Tropenmuseum Le chaulmoogra est un terme général désignant tout d abord un arbre, l Hydnocarpus kurzii  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chaulmoogra — /chawl mooh greuh/, n. any of several trees of the genus Hydnocarpus (or Taraktogenos), of southeastern Asia, esp. H. kurzii, the seeds of which yield chaulmoogra oil. [1805 15; < Bengali calmugra] * * * …   Universalium

  • chaulmoogra — chaul·moo·gra chȯl mü grə n any of several East Indian trees (family Flacourtiaceae) that yield chaulmoogra oil …   Medical dictionary

  • chaulmoogra — vaistinis pinčiavaisis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Flakurtijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Hydnocarpus kurzii), paplitęs pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hydnocarpus kurzii angl. chaulmoogra isp. cholmugra šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • chaulmoogra — n. type of tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chaulmoogra — [tʃɔ:l mu:grə] noun a tropical Asian evergreen tree whose seeds yield an oil used medically and as a preservative. [Hydnocarpus kurzii.] Origin C19: from Bengali cāul mugrā …   English new terms dictionary

  • chaulmoogra — chaul·moo·gra …   English syllables

  • chaulmoogra — /tʃɔlˈmugrə/ (say chawl moohgruh) noun a South Asian tree of the genus Taraktogenos (or Hydnocarpus), the seeds of which yield an oil used in the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases. {Bengali} …   Australian English dictionary

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