Badam: 4 definitions


Badam means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Deforestation in Nagaland: a historical perspective

Badam is the name of a plant corresponding to Mansonia dipkae, according to the author Lanukumla Ao in his thesis “Deforestation in Nagaland”, mentioning the source: Annual Administrative Report 2012-2013.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Badam [बादाम] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D. A. Webb from the Rosaceae (Rose) family having the following synonyms: Prunus amygdalus, Prunus communis. For the possible medicinal usage of badam, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Badam [ബദാമ്] in the Malayalam language, ibid. previous identification.

Badam [बदाम] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

Badam [بادام] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Badam in India is the name of a plant defined with Arachis hypogaea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Arachis nambyquarae Hoehne) (The Nambiquara tribe, also spelled Nambikwara, reside in the southwestern part of the Brazilian Amazon. (among others).

2) Badam is also identified with Prunus amygdalus It has the synonym Amygdalus communis L. (etc.).

3) Badam is also identified with Sterculia foetida It has the synonym Clompanus molucanus Raf. (etc.).

4) Badam is also identified with Terminalia catappa It has the synonym Badamia commersonii Gaertn. (etc.).

5) Badam in Indonesia, Malaysia is also identified with Armeniaca vulgaris It has the synonym Prunus armeniaca L..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Prodr. (Swartz) (1788)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1790)
· Euphytica (1979)
· Encycl. (1783)
· Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1926)
· Sci. Rep. Res. Inst. Evol. Biol. (1986)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Badam, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Badam in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) almond; ~[mi] almond-coloured; light yellow; prepared from almonds..—badam (बादाम) is alternatively transliterated as Bādāma.

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