Vajravriksha, Vajravṛkṣa, Vajra-vriksha: 3 definitions


Vajravriksha 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 Vajravṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Vajravrksa or Vajravriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Vajravrksa in India is the name of a plant defined with Euphorbia neriifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tithymalus edulis (Lour.) H. Karst. (among others).

2) Vajravrksa is also identified with Euphorbia nivulia It has the synonym Euphorbia nivulia var. helicothele (Lem.) Boiss. (etc.).

3) Vajravrksa is also identified with Euphorbia royleana It has the synonym Euphorbia pentagona Royle, nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· Rev. Int. Bot. Appl. Agric. Trop. (1948)
· FBI (1887)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1824)
· Plantae Novae Hispaniae. (1893)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ ed. 1832 (1832)
· Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschapen (1790)

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajravriksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vajravṛkṣa (वज्रवृक्ष):—[=vajra-vṛkṣa] [from vajra > vaj] m. Cactus Opuntia, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] Euphorbia Antiquorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vajravriksha in German

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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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