Karakan, Kārakaṉ: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Karakan in India is the name of a plant defined with Buddleja asiatica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Vitex esquirolii H. Léveillé (among others).

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

· Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1826)
· Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. (1821)
· Z. Naturforsch. (2008)
· Flore du KouyTchéou (1914)
· Flora Indica (1820)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)

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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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Tamil dictionary

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

Kārakaṉ (காரகன்) noun < kāraka.

1. Agent, doer; செய்வோன். [seyvon.]

2. Creator; படைப்போன். காரகன்றனையும் [padaippon. karaganranaiyum] (சிவதருமோத்தரம் சிவஞான. [sivatharumotharam sivagnana.] 31).

3. (Astronomy) Sun's longitude corrected for parallax, as reckoned on the fixed zodiac; சூரியரேகாமிசம். [suriyaregamisam.]

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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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