from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See cherry plum.
- n. See Indian almond.
- n. The fruit of either of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plum-like fruit from various trees of the genus Terminalia, formerly used in medicine and now in the dyeing industry; also, the tree itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dried astringent fruit much resembling a prune. It contains tannin, and was formerly used in medicine, but is now chiefly used in tanning and dyeing. Myrobolans are produced by various species of Terminalia of the East Indies, and of Spondias of South America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dried drupaceous fruit of several species of Terminalia, chiefly T. Bellerica and T. Chebula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit
Unlike harsher laxatives, it contains three important tropical fruits, one of which is called amla or Indian gooseberry Chebulic myrobalan, which is very high in vitamin C.
Mix eclipta alba, black sesame, dry emblica myrobalan and sugar candy in equal quantities (all in powdered form).
Vitamin C – The main sources of Vitamin C are sweet-sour fruits, myrobalan, tomatoes, watermelons, pears, cabbages, pineapples, potatoes and green leafy vegetables.
“Bán” (Anglice ben-tree) is the myrobalan which produces gum benzoin.
They were brimful of myrobalan, bdellium, saffron, and violets.
Stronger liver-purging herbs include cascara sagrada, chebulic myrobalan called haritaki, one of the three substances in triphala, culver's root, and American mandrake root.
FORMULA NUMBER 7: Bacopa-Ginkgo Brain Strength: bacopa extract, ginkgo leaf extract, ashwagandha, guggul, saussurea, cardamom, gotu kola, asparagus root, chebulic myrobalan, Indian valerian root; use for poor memory and concentration.
Thou beholdest Time as clearly as if it were an emblic myrobalan on the palm of thy hand.
When these things were brought, she mixed the myrobalan, finely pounded, with salt, and desired the nurse to give it with the sesamum oil to the young brahman, and tell him to go and bathe and anoint himself; and he having received these things, went to bathe.
A little powdered _harra_ or myrobalan acts as an aperient.