from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several trees, of genus Moringa, that grow in tropical and subtropical India and Africa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous trees, forming the order Moringe√¶, and characterized by a disk investing the tube of the calyx, ten stamens, five one-celled anthers, and an ovary of one cell with three parietal placent√¶ and many Ovules.


Thought to be from Sinhalese. (Wiktionary)



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