Vanamallikai, Vaṉamallikai: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Vanamallikai in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum angustifolium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum angustifolium Wall. (among others).

2) Vanamallikai is also identified with Jasminum auriculatum.

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

· Species Plantarum, ed. 4 (1797)
· Botanical Register (1821)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1981)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· Cytologia (1992)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vanamallikai in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vaṉamallikai (வனமல்லிகை) [vaṉa-mallikai] noun < vana-mallikā.

1. Wild jasmine. See காட்டுமல்லிகை. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [kattumalligai. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

2. Eared jasmine. See ஊசிமல்லிகை [usimalligai],

1. (பிங்கலகண்டு [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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