Anjan tree (Hardwickia binata)


anjan (countable and uncountable, plural anjans)

  1. A hardwood tree (Hardwickia binata) native to dry regions of the Indian subcontinent.
    • 2000, Subhadra Menon, Pallava Bagla, Aruna Ghose, Trees of India, page 78:
      The anjan tree is found in isolated patches in dry areas of the subcontinent and is the source of one of India's most durable timbers.
    • 2000, A.K. Bisaria and R. Tiwari, “Non Timber Produce of Anjan (Hardwickia binata)”, in Multipurpose Tree Species:
      The present paper addresses the non-timber produce of anjan (Hardwickia binata).
    • 2007, Sunil Puri, Agroforestry: Systems and Practices, page 167:
      The anjan plantation was intercropped with clusterbean, cowpea, greengram and sesamum during kharif season of each year of study i.e. 2001-02 to 2003-04.
  2. The wood obtained from this tree.
    • 1997, Journal of Tree Sciences - Volumes 16-21, page 29:
      ...yields extremely hard, heavy and durable timber (trade name-anjan) that is used in a variety of ways locally.
    • 1999, Annals of Forestry - Volumes 7-8, page 71:
      H. binata yields an extremely hard, very heavy (specific gravity 1.08; weight 69 lb/cft) and durable timber known in trade as Anjan.




From Belitung Malay [Term?].



anjan (first-person possessive anjanku, second-person possessive anjanmu, third-person possessive anjannya)

  1. stairs whose footing is in the form of pieces of wood or bamboo arranged in a row and crosswise

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