Piccai: 2 definitions


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

1) Piccai in India is the name of a plant defined with Crotalaria verrucosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus bulai Blanco (among others).

2) Piccai is also identified with Dalbergia sissoo It has the synonym Dalbergia sissoo Roxb., nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· Icones Plantarum Rariorum (1784)
· Nomenclator Botanicus (1821)
· Taxon (1982)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Cell and Chromosome Newsletter (1978)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1992)

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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

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Piccai (பிச்சை) noun See பிச்சி⁴. [pichi⁴.] (W.)

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Piccai (பிச்சை) noun < bhikṣā.

1. Alms, food or raw rice given as alms; இரப்போர்க்கிடும் உணவு. ஐயமும் பிச்சையும் [irapporkkidum unavu. aiyamum pichaiyum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருப்பாவை [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruppavai] 2).

2. Charity; தருமம். [tharumam.] (W.)

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Piccai (பிச்சை) noun < picchā.

1. Plantain. See வாழை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [vazhai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

2. Sissoo wood. See நூக்கம்¹. [nukkam¹.] (M. M. 821.)

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Piccai (பிச்சை) noun perhaps from பச்சை. [pachai.]

1. Emerald; மரகதம். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [maragatham. (sudamaninigandu)]

2. Crystal; படிகம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [padigam. (pingalagandu)]

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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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