Kalakutam, Kālakūṭam, Kāḷakūṭam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Kalakutam in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kalakutam in India is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos nux-vomica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos spireana Dop (among others).

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

· Rumphia (1836)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Lloydia (1973)
· Mémoires de la Société Botanique de France (1910)
· Taxon (1980)

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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalakutam in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kālakūṭam (காலகூடம்) noun < kāla-kūṭa. The poison that came out when the ocean of milk was churned; deadly poison; பாற்கடலில் தோன்றிய விஷம். [parkadalil thonriya visham.]

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Kāḷakūṭam (காளகூடம்) [kāḷa-kūṭam] noun < kāla-kūṭa.

1. Poison from the sea of milk kept by Śiva in His throat in order to save the Devas from destruction; ஆலாகலம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [alagalam. (pingalagandu)]

2. A hell; ஒரு நரகம். கோளனைக் காளகூட நரகிற் கவிழ்த்தனர் [oru naragam. kolanaig kalaguda naragir kavizhthanar] (திருக்குற்றாலத் தல கவுற். [thirukkurralath thala kavur.] 64).

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