Char: 3 definitions

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Char means something in 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.

Ambiguity: Although Char has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Car.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Char [चार] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Buchanania cochinchinensis (Lour.) M.R.Almeida from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family having the following synonyms: Buchanania lanzan, Buchanania latifolia, Chironjia sapida. For the possible medicinal usage of char, 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.

Char [चार] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

Char [చార] in the Telugu language, ibid. previous identification.

Char [चार] in the Konkani language, ibid. previous identification.

Char in the Mizo language is the name of a plant identified with Terminalia myriocarpa Van Heurck & Müll. Arg. from the Combretaceae (Rangoon creeper) family having the following synonyms: Myrobalanus myriocarpa, Pentaptera saja, Terminalia saja.

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

1) Char in India is the name of a plant defined with Buchanania axillaris in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mangifera axillaris Desr..

2) Char is also identified with Buchanania cochinchinensis.

3) Char is also identified with Buchanania lanzan It has the synonym Buchanania latifolia Roxb..

4) Char is also identified with Cayratia trifolia It has the synonym Vitis carnosa (Lam.) Wall. (etc.).

5) Char is also identified with Holigarna arnottiana.

6) Char is also identified with Holigarna ferruginea.

7) Char is also identified with Rhizophora apiculata It has the synonym Rhizophora candelaria Wall. (etc.).

8) Char is also identified with Semecarpus anacardium It has the synonym Semecarpus anacardium Blanco (etc.).

9) Char is also identified with Terminalia myriocarpa.

10) Char is also identified with Valeriana jatamansi It has the synonym Valeriana jatamansi var. frondosa Hand.-Mazz. (etc.).

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

· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1828)
· Fitoterapia (2002)
· Taxon (1981)
· Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1978)
· Fl. Hassan Distr. Karnataka, India (1976)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)

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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Char in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a spy, secret messenger, emissary; a variable; (a) moving; unsteady; variable; hence ~[ta] see [carata]..—char (चर) is alternatively transliterated as Cara.

2) Char in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) four; several, a few; (nm) the number four; spying; ~[karma] spying; intelligence work; ~[khana] chequered cloth; ~[divara] fence walls, four walls; ~[divari] boundary, four walls; —[dhama] see [caturdhama] under [catur; —padartha] the four achievements for which man aspires (viz. [dharma, artha, kama, moksha]); —[akshara padhana] to gain smattering Knowledge, to learn a modicum of (something); —[amkhem karana] to exchange glances, to meet eye with eye; to come face to face; —[amkhe hona] to be face to face, to see each other; —[adami] people in general; representatives of the community; —[kadama] a short distance; —[kadama age hona] to be superior to, to excel, to be more than a match; to be ahead of; —[ke kamdha/kamdhom para cadhana] to be taken in a coffin, to perform the last journey; —[ke kana padana] to become public, to become known; —[camda lagana] to have a feather added to one’s cap; to become more charming than ever; —[dina ka] short-lived, transient; —[dina ka mehamana] having a fleeting existence, faced with imminent death, destined to die shortly; —[dina ki camdani] a fleeting existence; a nine days' wonder, a limited period of merry-making; —[paise kamana] to make some earning; [carom ora amdhera] bad to be the best; [carom khane citta girana] lit. to fall at full stretch—to be beaten all ends up; to be thoroughly vanquished; to be down and out; to set one’s foot on the neck of; to lose one’s wits; [carom cula barabara] all square; fit all round; [carom phutana] to suffer total blindness; to lose one’s mental as well as physical vision..—char (चार) is alternatively transliterated as Cāra.

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