Definition of Khesari
1. Noun. European annual grown for forage; seeds used for food in India and for stock elsewhere.
Group relationships: Genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus
Generic synonyms: Vetchling
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khesari
khesari (current term)
Literary usage of Khesari
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India by Robert Montgomery Martin (1838)
"... do. do. sown along with winter rice 129600; do. do. by transplanted winter rice 189500 ; do.do. by transplanted khesari among the stubble 37600 ..."
2. Wheat Production in Bangladesh: Technological, Economic, and Policy Issues by Michael L. Morris, Nuimuddin Chowdhury, Craig Meisner (1997)
"Of the three, khesari is banned from international trade due to its association with a disease called lathyrism. Mas/calai, whose nearest substitute is the ..."
3. Hand-book of Indian Agriculture by Nitya Gopal Mukerji (1901)
"... and khesari plants are sometimes grown only .is green fodder for cattle. Sometimes two or more of the following crops, viz, rape, ..."
4. Principal Heads of the History and Statistics of the Dacca Division (1868)
"... twist, chillies, salt, khesari, and Principal place of commerce. . f _ °, * J' . ... on the same river, famous for rice, mustard, and khesari. ..."
5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"Clay soils grow winter rice year after year; occasionally a catch-crop of khesari is taken as a fodder, or, if the land continues moist until harvest time, ..."
6. Nutrition and Development by Margaret R. Biswas, Per Pinstrup-Andersen (1985)
"... khesari pulse, exists chiefly in Central India, ie Madhya Pradesh, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, and adjoining parts of Bihar. Skeletal fluorosis, a crippling ..."