Gavadana, aka: Gava-adana, Gavādana; 2 Definition(s)


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Gavādana (गवादन).—pasture or meadow grass.

Derivable forms: gavādanam (गवादनम्).

Gavādana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gava and adana (अदन).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gavādana (गवादन).—n.

(-naṃ) Pasture or meadow grass. f. (-nī) 1. A hay rack, a trough for holding grass out of which cattle feed. 2. A species of cucumber, (Cucumis madraspatanus, or, according to some, C. coloquintida.) 3. A plant, (Clitoria ternatea:) see the preceding. E. go a cow, adana food, fem. affix ṅīp.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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