Ucal, Ūcal: 3 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Ucal in India is the name of a plant defined with Albizia amara in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia nellyrenza Wight & Arn. (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum.
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1834)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1799)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

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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

Ūcal (ஊசல்) noun < உஞ்சல். [unchal.] [Telugu: uyyala, uyyāla, Travancore usage ujjālu.]

1. Moving to and fro; அசைவு. பூங்குழை யூசற் பொறைசால் காதின் [asaivu. punguzhai yusar poraisal kathin] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பொருநராற்றுப்படை [pathuppattu: porunararruppadai] 30).

2. Swing; ஊஞ்சல். ஊசலூர்ந்தாட [unchal. usalurnthada] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 37).

3. Swing-song, a poem in praise of a deity or any great personage consisting of verses in akaval-viruttam or kali-t-tāḻicai metre, purporting to be sung when moving a swing on which is seated the idol or the person; ஒருவகைப் பிரபந்தம். [oruvagaip pirapantham.] (இலக்கண விளக்கம் [ilakkana vilakkam] 845.)

4. See ஊசற்பருவம். [usarparuvam.] (இலக்கண விளக்கம் [ilakkana vilakkam] 807.)

5. A member or component part of kalambakam; கலம்பக வுறுப்புக்களுளொ ன்று. [kalambaga vuruppukkalulo nru.] (இலக்கண விளக்கம் [ilakkana vilakkam] 812.)

6. Trepidation, perturbation, fear; மனத்தடுமாற்றம். ஊசனீங்கினர் [manathadumarram. usaninginar] (கம்பராமாயணம் நாகபா. [kambaramayanam nagapa.] 130).

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Ūcal (ஊசல்) noun < ஊசு-. [usu-.]

1. That which is fetid, that which has become stale, rank; பத னழிந்தது. குணத்ரயத்தொடு தடுமாறுமூசலை [patha nazhinthathu. kunathrayathodu thadumarumusalai] (திருப்புகழ் [thiruppugazh] 532).

2. Miserliness, stinginess, probably from figuratively from fetidness; உலோபத்தனம். [ulopathanam.] Colloq.

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Ucal (உசல்) noun < uṣas. Dawn; விடியல். (நாமதீபநிகண்டு) [vidiyal. (namathipanigandu)]

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Oochaal is another spelling for उछाल [uchāla].—n. 1. wave; 2. vomit; 3. an upward spring; leap; 4. tossing up;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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