from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Asoka Known as "the Great.” Died 232 B.C. King of Magadha (273-232) who united most of the Indian subcontinent under one rule and was converted to Buddhism, adopting it as the state religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low-spreading, leguminous tree, Saraca Indica, bearing large sweet-scented, pale orange-scarlet flowers.
- n. The mast-tree or Indian fir, Polyalthia longifolia, of the custard-apple family. It is cultivated for the sake of its flowers, and is planted in avenues and near temples. See vanjula.
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