Varataru, Varatāru, Vaṟatāru: 2 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Varataru in India is the name of a plant defined with Amaranthus spinosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Galliaria spinosa (L.) Nieuwl. (among others).

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

· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1849)
· Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. (1983)
· Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. (1937)
· Cytologia (1997)
· Journal of Palynology (1980)
· Kromosomo

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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

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Varatāru (வரதாரு) [vara-tāru] noun < vara + dāru. Teak. See தேக்கு³ [thekku³], 1. (வைத்திய மூலிகை [vaithiya muligai])

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Vaṟatāru (வறதாரு) [vaṟa-tāru] noun probably from idem. +. Indian nightshade. See முள்ளி¹ [mulli¹], 2. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி [vaithiya malaiyagarathi])

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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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