myrobalan

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From Middle French mirabolan, and its source, Latin myrobalanum ‎(ben nut), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μυροβάλανος ‎(murobálanos), from μύρον ‎(múron) + βάλανος ‎(bálanos, acorn; date).

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myrobalan ‎(plural myrobalans)

  1. 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.

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