Kakamari, Kākamārī: 4 definitions


Kakamari 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kakamari [काकमारी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Anamirta cocculus (L.) Wight & Arn. from the Menispermaceae (Moonseed) family having the following synonyms: Cocculus indicus, Menispermum cocculus, Anamirta paniculata. For the possible medicinal usage of kakamari, 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.

Kakamari [ಕಾಕಮಾರಿ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

Kakamari in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Kakamari in the Tamil language, ibid. previous identification.

Kaka-mari in the Telugu language, ibid. previous identification.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kakamari in India is the name of a plant defined with Anamirta cocculus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Menispermum lacunosum Lam. (among others).

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

· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1821)
· Hortus Malabaricus
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Systema Naturae (1817)
· Kew Bulletin (1978)
· Taxon (1979)

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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

kākamārī (काकमारी).—f (S) A twining shrub, Cocculus suberosus. It furnishes the Cocculus Indicus.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kākamāri (ಕಾಕಮಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Anamirta paniculata (= A. cocculus, = Cocculus indicus) of Menispermaceae family.

2) [noun] the plant Cocculus suberosus of Menispermaceae family.

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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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