Jhavu, Jhāvū: 7 definitions

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Jhavu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Jhavu in India is the name of a plant defined with Tamarix aphylla in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Thuja aphylla L. (among others).

2) Jhavu is also identified with Tamarix dioica It has the synonym Tamarix dioica Roxb..

3) Jhavu is also identified with Tamarix gallica It has the synonym Tamarix gallica Thunb. (etc.).

4) Jhavu is also identified with Tamarix indica.

5) Jhavu is also identified with Tamarix troupii.

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Flora Japonica (Thunberg) (1784)
· Centuria I. Plantarum (1755)
· Deutsche Flora. Pharmaceutischmedicinische Botanik (1882)
· Indian Forester (1919)
· Der Gesellsschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, neue Schriften (1803)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jhāvū (झावू).—a (Jha.) Flimsy, light, unsolid and worthless. See jhāū.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jhāvu (झावु).—m.

(-vuḥ) A tree, (Tamarix Indica;) also with kan added jhāvuka m.

(-kaḥ) and with a long final vowel jhāvū m.

(-vūḥ) The words are considered as irregular or foreign. jhā-iti vāti gacchati vā ḍu (jhāu) svārthe kan .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jhāvu (झावु):—m. Tamarix indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Jhāvū (झावू):—[from jhāvu] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jhāvu (झावु):—(vuḥ) 2. m. A tamarisk tree.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jhavu in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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