Bele: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Bele in Cameroon is the name of a plant defined with Omphalocarpum elatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Omphalocarpum anocentrum Pierre ex Engl. (among others).

2) Bele in Central African Republic is also identified with Aframomum angustifolium It has the synonym Amomum sansibaricum Werth (etc.).

3) Bele in Guinea is also identified with Piptadeniastrum africanum It has the synonym Piptadenia africana Hook.f..

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

· African Study Monographs (2002)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1788)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· Das Pflanzenreich (1904)
· Journal of Botany (1840)
· Monogr. Afrik. PflanzenFam. (1904)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bele, for example side effects, health benefits, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, extract dosage, 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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bele (ಬೆಲೆ):—

1) [noun] the amount of money, etc. asked or paid for something; cost; charge; price.

2) [noun] a fixed payment at regular intervals for services; salary.

3) [noun] superiority in rank, position, character, achievement, etc.; greatness; eminence.

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Beḷe (ಬೆಳೆ):—

1) [verb] to increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food; to grow.

2) [verb] to come into being or be produced naturally; to spring up; to sprout; to grow.

3) [verb] to increase in size, quantity or degree or in some specified manner; to grow.

4) [verb] to extend, stretch upward.

5) [verb] to cover with a growth (as crops in a field).

6) [verb] to give or furnish as a natural process or as the result of cultivation; to yield.

7) [verb] to bring into being; to produce.

8) [verb] to cause to grow (as plants).

9) [verb] to become more in quantity, extent, degree, etc.; to increase (oneself).

10) [verb] to be successful or fortunate, esp. in financial respects; to thrive; to flourish.

11) [verb] to attain the stage of youth.

12) [verb] (journey) to be commenced.

13) [verb] to happen; to be carried out.

14) [verb] to bend one’s body, as a mark of respect.

15) [verb] (fig.) to be over, exhausted.

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Beḷe (ಬೆಳೆ):—

1) [noun] something that is grown (as plants, crop).

2) [noun] any agricultural product, growing or harvested or collected, as wheat, cotton, fruit, etc.

3) [noun] the yield of any product in one season or place.

4) [noun] a developing or being developed; development.

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Bēle (ಬೇಲೆ):—[noun] land at or near the edge of a body of water, as a sea.

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Bēḷe (ಬೇಳೆ):—

1) [noun] the split pod or seed of certain leguminous plants.

2) [noun] the split seed of the pea plant Cajanus indicus.

3) [noun] a part, portion or split of something.

4) [noun] a unit of capacity of liquid (equal to six seers).

5) [noun] an archaic monetary coin (equal to half a hāga).

6) [noun] a trick; artifice; a stratagem.

7) [noun] ಬೇಳೆಯ ಮಣಿ [beleya mani] bēḷeya maṇi = ಬೇಳೆಮಣಿ [belemani]; ಬೇಳೆ ಬೇಯು [bele beyu] bēḷe bēyu (fig.) (one’s trick, scheme, etc.) to be successfully employed; ಬೇಳೆ ಬೇಯಿಸು [bele beyisu] bēḷe bēyisu to cook the split seeds of the pea plant Cajanus indicus, for making a soup, etc.; 2. (fig.) to employ a trick, scheme for achieving something personal.

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Bēḷe (ಬೇಳೆ):—[noun] a kind of medicinal plant.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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