Kamal, Kamaḻ: 5 definitions


Kamal means something in Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Kamal has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Kamala.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kamal [कमल] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. from the Nelumbonaceae (Lotus) family having the following synonyms: Nelumbium speciosum. For the possible medicinal usage of kamal, 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.

Kamal [कमळ] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

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

1) Kamal in India is the name of a plant defined with Nymphaea capensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nymphaea scutifolia DC. (among others).

2) Kamal is also identified with Nymphaea lotus.

3) Kamal is also identified with Nymphaea nouchali It has the synonym Nymphaea emirnensis Planch. (etc.).

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

· Revue Horticole (1853)
· Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale (1821)
· Taxon (1980)
· J. Cytol. Genet. (1971)
· Kew Bulletin (1989)
· The Flora of British India (1872)

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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kamal in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a lotus flower and its plant; —[kakadi] the root of lotus; ~[gatta] the seed of lotus; ~[nala] the lotus-stalk..—kamal (कमल) is alternatively transliterated as Kamala.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kamāl (ಕಮಾಲ್):—[noun] = ಕಮಾಲ [kamala].

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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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