myrobalan[mī räb′ə lən, mi-]
- 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: Fr from Classical Latin myrobalanum from Glassical Greek myrobalanon from myron, plant juice (for base see smear plush balanos, a nut, acorn: see gland
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Origin: Obsolete French mirobolan, from Latin myrobalanum, fragrant oil from seeds of the horseradish tree (Moringa oleifera), from Greek murobalanos : muron, perfume + balanos, acorn.