- an East Indian tree (Mallotus philippinensis) of the spurge family
- a powder obtained from its seed pods, used as the base of an orange dye and, formerly, as a vermifuge
Origin of kamalaSanskrit
An Asian tree (Mallotus philippensis) that bears a hairy capsular fruit from which a vermifugal powder is obtained. Also called kamala tree .
Origin of kamalaSanskrit kamalam lotus, pale red probably of Dravidian origin
- A female given name used in India.