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
Origin of chaulmoograBengali c?ulmugr?, eastern; English Indian; Indic tree
Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Hydnocarpus, whose seeds contain an oil formerly used to treat skin lesions caused by leprosy and other diseases.
Origin of chaulmoograBengali cāulmugrā
- A tree found in Southeast Asia, Hydnocarpus wightiana, which yields an oil (chaulmoogra oil) which was formerly used as a treatment for leprosy.