Kukkutashikha, Kukkuṭaśikha, Kukkuta-shikha: 8 definitions


Kukkutashikha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kukkuṭaśikha can be transliterated into English as Kukkutasikha or Kukkutashikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kukkuṭaśikha (कुक्कुटशिख) is another name (synonym) for Kusumbha, which is the Sanskrit word for Carthamus tinctorius (safflower), a plant from the Asteraceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu, which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Kalamba are eaten as a vegetable (śāka).

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kukkutashikha in India is the name of a plant defined with Carthamus tinctorius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

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

· Acta Botanica Boreali-Occidentalia Sinica (1987)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetic (1973)
· Iranian Journal of Botany (1989)
· Crop Science (Madison) (1982)
· Acta Botanica Boreali-Occidentalia Sinica (1985)
· Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (1910)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kukkutashikha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kukkuṭaśikha (कुक्कुटशिख).—Name of a plant (Mar. karḍaī).

Derivable forms: kukkuṭaśikhaḥ (कुक्कुटशिखः).

Kukkuṭaśikha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kukkuṭa and śikha (शिख).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukkuṭaśikha (कुक्कुटशिख).—m.

(-khaḥ) Safflower, (Carthamus tinctorins.) E. kukkuṭa a cock, and śikha a crest; cockscomb.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukkuṭaśikha (कुक्कुटशिख):—[=kukkuṭa-śikha] [from kukkuṭa > kukkuṭ] m. ‘cockscomb’, safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kukkuṭaśikha (कुक्कुटशिख):—[kukkuṭa-śikha] (khaḥ) 1. m. A safflower.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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