Definition of Myrobalan

1. Noun. Small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit.

Exact synonyms: Cherry Plum, Myrobalan Plum, Prunus Cerasifera
Generic synonyms: Plum, Plum Tree



Definition of Myrobalan

1. n. A dried astringent fruit much resembling a prune. It contains tannin, and was formerly used in medicine, but is now chiefly used in tanning and dyeing. Myrobolans are produced by various species of Terminalia of the East Indies, and of Spondias of South America.

Definition of Myrobalan

1. Noun. A plum-like fruit from various trees of the genus ''Terminalia'', formerly used in medicine and now in the dyeing industry; also, the tree itself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myrobalan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrobalan

myrmecophage
myrmecophages
myrmecophagous
myrmecophagy
myrmecophile
myrmecophiles
myrmecophilous
myrmecophyte
myrmecophytes
myrmecophytic
myrmicine
myrmidones
myrmidonian
myrmidons
myrmomancy
myrobalan (current term)
myrobalan plum
myrobalans
myronic
myronic acid
myrophine
myrosin
myrosinase
myrosinases
myrrh
myrrh tree
myrrhic
myrrhine
myrrhlike
myrrhol

Literary usage of Myrobalan

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1832)
"As an aperient, the usual dose is twenty grains of the black myrobalan in powder, with ten grains of black suit, repeated every morning. ..."

2. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"myrobalan i NUTS ... In the year 1909 this country used 18000 tons, valued at $30.00 a ton, and 1000000 Ib. of myrobalan extract, valued at $37500. ..."

3. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them by Edward James Wickson (1914)
"The use of the myrobalan does away with the suckering nuisance, and the need of double working. There was considerable discussion a few years ago as to what ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1892)
"Upon heavier soils it does not do so well as does the myrobalan. ... It is claimed by some growers that the fruit on myrobalan stock is smaller than on ..."

5. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"... myrobalan ; used as a medicine, for dyeing and tanning, and pickled and eaten. 15. ... myrobalan ..."

6. Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and edited by Charles Mason Hovey (1852)
"16, the myrobalan, a small round red plum, of pretty good quality, resembling in appearance the Golden ..."

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