Definition of Pongamia
1. Noun. One species: Indian beech.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Indian Beech, Pongamia Glabra
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pongamia
Literary usage of Pongamia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"Oil of the seeds of pongamia glabra. — Dark-yellow oil of sp. gr. 0-945, having a poisonous odour and bitter taste. Solidifies at 8° (Lepine). 30. ..."
2. A Journey to the Tea Countries of China: Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea by Robert Fortune (1852)
"... of China — Names of tea-plants —Black and green tea made from the same variety—My Chinamen asked to make tea from pongamia glabra —They succeed ! ..."
3. Two Visits to the Tea Countries of China and the British Tea Plantations in by Robert Fortune (1853)
"... of China — Names of Tea-plants — Black and Green Tea made from the same variety — My Chinamen asked to make Tea from pongamia glabra — They succeed! ..."
4. The Materia medica of the Hindus: Compiled from Sanskrit Medical Works by Udoy Chand Dutt (1877)
"... cow's urine for application to keloid tumours.2 Equal parts of the seeds of Cassia Tora and pongamia glabra ( karanja ) with a fourth part of the root ..."
5. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"pongamia glabra, Vent. Jar A. Malm., t. 28 ; Wight Ic., 4. 59j Bedd. Fl. Sylv., t. 177. The oil, seeds, and leaves. Vernacular. ..."
6. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"Genus PON GAM IA pongamia PINNATA (P. mitis) (Linn.) Merr. (Fig. 39). BANI. ... pongamia pinnata is a tree reaching a height of 15 meters ..."