Katuphala, Kaṭuphala, Katu-phala: 7 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Kaṭuphala (कटुफल) is another name for Paṭola, a medicinal plant identified with Trichosanthes dioica (pointed gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.22-24 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kaṭuphala and Paṭola, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Kaṭuphala (कटुफल) is also mentioned as a synonym for Kaṭutumbī, a medicinal plant identified with Lagenaria siceraria (calabash or bottle gourd or bitter gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.56-57.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kaṭuphala (कटुफल).—a sort of cucumber.
-lā Name of two plants, पटोल (paṭola) and श्रीवल्ली (śrīvallī)
Derivable forms: kaṭuphalaḥ (कटुफलः).
Kaṭuphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṭu and phala (फल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) A sort of cucumber, (Trichosanthes diœca.) E. kaṭu and phala fruit.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kaṭuphala (कटुफल):—[=kaṭu-phala] [from kaṭu > kaṭ] m. Trichosanthes Dioeca, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Kaṭuphalā (कटुफला):—[=kaṭu-phalā] [from kaṭu-phala > kaṭu > kaṭ] f. Luffa Foetida, [Caraka]
3) Kaṭuphala (कटुफल):—[=kaṭu-phala] [from kaṭu > kaṭ] n. a species of plant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaṭuphala (कटुफल):—[kaṭu-phala] (laḥ) 1. m. A sort of cucumber, (Trichosanthes dioeca).
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