Kaccu: 3 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kaccu in India is the name of a plant defined with Lactuca sativa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lactuca scariola L. var. sativa Moris.

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

· Species Plantarum
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1993)
· Fl. Libya (1983)
· Acta Botanica Neerlandica (1996)
· Cytologia (1986)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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

Kaccu (ಕಚ್ಚು):—

1) [verb] to bite a) to seize, pierce or cut with the teeth or with parts like jaws; b) to sting, as an insect.

2) [verb] to give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips; to kiss.

3) [verb] (fig.) to feel the pang; to experience a sharp pain.

4) [verb] (fig.) to inflict pain; to cause another suffer pain.

5) [verb] to stick to; to get fastened to; to fit properly or tightly.

6) [verb] ಕಚ್ಚುವ ನಾಯಿ ಬೊಗಳುವುದಿಲ್ಲ [kaccuva nayi bogaluvudilla] kaccuva nāyi bogaḷuvudilla a man of action never boasts of himself, but acts; ಬಾಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆರಳಿಟ್ಟರೆ ಕಚ್ಚಲು ಬಾರದಿರು [bayalli beralittare kaccalu baradiru] bāyalli beraḷiṭṭare kaccalu bāradiru (sarc.) to appear very innocent, naive or gullible; to be a babe in woods.

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Kaccu (ಕಚ್ಚು):—[verb] to wash; to clean by means of water.

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Kaccu (ಕಚ್ಚು):—

1) [noun] an act or process of washing.

2) [noun] water in which the feet (of a respectable person) is washed.

3) [noun] water in which rice is washed before being cooked.

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Kaccu (ಕಚ್ಚು):—

1) [noun] a small bite or portion of food; a morsel.

2) [noun] a mark of the teeth left when bitten; a dent made by biting.

3) [noun] a wound as made by cutting with a sharp instrument or biting with teeth; a dent made (on the surface) by or as by a blow.

4) [noun] the distress or suffering, mental or physical, caused by great anxiety, anguish, grief, disappointment, etc.; a pain.

5) [noun] a piece removed from a whole by biting or cutting.

6) [noun] avenging of an injury or offence; revenge; vengeance.

context information

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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kaccu (கச்சு) noun < kakṣyā. [Malayalam: kaccu.]

1. Belt, girdle, sash, cummerbund; அரைப்பட்டி கை. மள்ளர் . . . யாத்த பூங்கச்சு [araippatti kai. mallar . . . yatha pungachu] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 16).

2. Broad tape band; கச்சைக்கயிறு. தாழ்கச்சிற் பிணிப்புண்டு [kachaikkayiru. thazhkachir pinippundu] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1748).

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Kaccu (கச்சு) noun cf. kañcuka. [Malayalam: kaccu, Kurukh gajji.] A kind of corset worn by Indian women in ancient times; முலைக்கச்சு. கச்சதுராகராதி கடிந்து [mulaikkachu. kachathu kadinthu] (கல்லாடம் [kalladam] 44).

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Kaccu (கச்சு) [kaccutal] 5 transitive verb < கடி-. [kadi-.] cf. K. kaccu. To bite, gnaw, nibble; கடித்தல். [kadithal.] Nursery usage

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Kaccu (கச்சு) noun Garden-lettuce. See சல்லாத்து. [sallathu.] (M.M.)

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Kaccu (கச்சு) noun (அகராதி நிகண்டு [agarathi nigandu])

1. cf. கிச்சு. [kichu.] Fire; நெருப்பு. [neruppu.]

2. cf. கச்சம். [kacham.] Fish; மீன். [min.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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