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- n. A leguminous tree (Dalbergia sissoo) of northern India.
- n. The dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from this tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large, deciduous tree of the bean family, Dalbergia Sissoo, common in India and Afghanistan. It is much planted throughout India as an avenue tree and yields a very durable, dark brown wood used extensively for boat- and carriage-building and for furniture.
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- n. East Indian tree whose leaves are used for fodder; yields a compact dark brown durable timber used in shipbuilding and making railroad ties
Khair-sissoo Acacia catechu-Dalbergia sissoo associations predominate on recent alluvium deposited during floods and in lowland areas that escape the most serious flooding.
Main species harvested from these forests are Shorea robusta, Terminalia tomentosa, Dalbergia sissoo, Bombax ceiba, and Adina cordifolia.
NFTs grown in this type of fodder production system include Acacia nilotica, Albizia lebbeck, Alnus nepalensis, Dalbergia sissoo, Erythrina variegata, Faidherbia albida, Gliricidia septum, Pongamia pinnate, Prosopis cineraria, Sesbania grandiflora and S. sesban.
The most suitable tree species are Populus ciliata, Dalbergia sissoo, and Acacia nilotica.
(Adina cordifolia), Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo), Khair (Acacia catechu), Teak
HybridCation with related species, such as D. sissoo, should be initiated.
A large, fast-growing tree with a spreading crown, sissoo grows to a height of 1015 m in arid regions and up to 30 m high in the irrigated plains of Pakistan, in the northern part of India with its high rainfall, and along riverbanks.
It is difficult to extract seed from the sissoo pod, so the pods are usually broken and pieces containing one or two seeds are sown.
Dalbergia sissoo is a moderately fast growing tree that adapts well to semiarid conditions and produces first-class firewood.
A change of species or replanting with fresh Dalbergia sissoo is probably necessary in these areas.
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