Kaleyam, Kālēyam: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kaleyam in India is the name of a plant defined with Aquilaria agallocha in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aloexylum agallochum Lour. (among others).

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Tamil dictionary

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

Kālēyam (காலேயம்) noun cf. காலேசம். [kalesam.] Herbivorous quadrupeds; பசு யானை முதலிய புல் லுண்ணும் நாற்காற்பிராணிகள். புல்லினா னின்புறூஉங் காலேயம் [pasu yanai muthaliya pul lunnum narkarpiranigal. pullina ninpuruung kaleyam] (நான்மணிக்கடிகை [nanmanikkadigai] 67).

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Kālēyam (காலேயம்) noun < kālēya.

1. Eagle-wood. See அகில். (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [agil. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

2. Yellow zedoary. See கஸ்தூரிமஞ்சள். (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [kasthurimanchal. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Kālēyam (காலேயம்) noun < kālaśēya. (வைத்திய மூலிகை. [vaithiya muligai.])

1. Buttermilk; மோர். [mor.]

2. Toddy; கள். [kal.]

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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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