myrobalan[mī räb′ə lən, mi-]
myrobalan definition by Webster's New World
- any of various trees (genus Terminalia) of a tropical family (Combretaceare, order Myrtales) of dicotyledonous plants
- any of their dried prunelike fruits containing tannin and used for dyeing and tanning
- cherry plum
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin myrobalanum ; from Classical Greek myrobalanon ; from myron, plant juice (for base see smear plush balanos, a nut, acorn: see gland
myrobalan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Obsolete French mirobolan, from Latin myrobalanum, fragrant oil from seeds of the horseradish tree (Moringa oleifera), from Greek murobalanos : muron, perfume + balanos, acorn.