Definition of Sissoo

1. Noun. East Indian tree whose leaves are used for fodder; yields a compact dark brown durable timber used in shipbuilding and making railroad ties.

Exact synonyms: Dalbergia Sissoo, Sisham, Sissu
Group relationships: Dalbergia, Genus Dalbergia
Generic synonyms: Tree



Definition of Sissoo

1. n. A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc.

Definition of Sissoo

1. Noun. A leguminous tree (''Dalbergia sissoo'') of northern India. ¹

2. Noun. The dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sissoo

1. an Indian tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sissoo

1. A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc. Origin: Hind. Sis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sissoo

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sissoo (current term)
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Literary usage of Sissoo

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1. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"sissoo is very elastic, it seasons well, does not warp or split, and takes a fine ... sissoo wood is esteemed highly for all purposes where strength and ..."

2. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"When growing gregariously, the trees grow close together, with a considerable number to the acre ; but the shade given is quite light, and perhaps sissoo ..."

3. Notes of the Visits to India of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales by Joseph Fayrer (1879)
"It is a clearing in the sal and sissoo forest. We took the same route and crossed by the same bridges as those I traversed with Sir Jung yesterday. ..."

4. The Indian Forester (1876)
"Proceeding eastwards there is very little, except a small strip on the bank of the Rakti, which chiefly consists of " sissoo," " khair," and the white ..."

5. The Indian Forester (1876)
"Proceeding eastwards there is very little, except a small strip on the bank of the Rakti, which chiefly consists of " sissoo," "khair," and the white ..."

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