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  • noun The fruit of Emblica officinalis (now Phyllanthus emblica), the Indian gooseberry, once used as a remedy against dysentery

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin emblica, from Arabic, of Middle Iranian origin; akin to Persian amīla, ultimately from Sanskrit āmalakaḥ; see amalaka.]

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