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 Latin nameClitoria ternatea L.
 Identified with (Skt)aparājitā, girikarṇikā
 Identified with (Hin)aparājit
 Identified with (Tam)kaṉṉikkoṭi, kirikaṉṉi
 Identified with (Mal)śamkhupuṣpam, āral, malayamukki
 Identified with (Eng)Clitoria, Butterfly pea
 Botanical infoA perennial twining herb with terete stems and branches, growing throughout India in hedges and thickets, leaves compound, imparipinnate, blue or white flowers, fruits nearly straight, flattened pods, sharply beaked, seeds 6 - 10, yellowish brown
 Search occurrenceaparājitā, girikarṇikā, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
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 Encyclopedias &

Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 51)
aparājita, mf(ā)n. unconquered, unsurpassed, RV. &c.; m. a poisonous insect, Suśr.; Vishṇu; Śiva; one of the eleven Rudras, Hariv.; a class of divinities (constituting one portion of the so-called Anuttara divinities of the Jainas); N. of a serpent-demon, MBh.; of a son of Kṛishṇa, BhP.; of a mythical sword, Kathās.; (ā), f. (with diś) the northeast quarter, AitBr. &c.; Durgā; several plants, Clitoria Ternatea, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Sesbania AEgyptiaca; a species of the Śarkari metre (of four lines, each containing fourteen syllables).

Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 355)
girikarṇikā, f. id., i, iv; 'having mountains for seed-vessels', the earth, L.; a variety of Achyranthes with white blossoms, L.

Tamil Lexicon, University of Madras (p. 927)
kirikaṉṉi: 01 Durgā as a form of Pārvatī
02 White flowered mussell-shell creeper

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