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 Plant namebimbī
 Latin nameCoccinia grandis Voiqt - please click to view full record
 Latin name (synonyms)Cephalandra indica Naudin
 Sanskrit namebimbī, bimbikā
 Hindi namebimb, kānturi
 Tamil namekōvai
 Malayalam namekōva, kōval
 English nameIvy gourd
 Search occurrencebimbī, bimbikā, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 731)
bimba, m. n. (also written vimba, or vimva, of doubtful origin, but cf. Uṇ. iv, 95, Sch.; ifc., f. ā) the disk of the sun or moon, Kāv., Pur. &c.; any disk, sphere, orb (often applied to the rounded parts of the body), Kālid., Pañcat.; a mirror ŚvetUp., Kum.; an image, shadow, reflected or represented form, picture, type, R., BhP., Rājat.; (in rhet.) the object compared (as opp. to prati-bimba, 'the counterpart' to which it is compared) Sāh. Pratāp.; m. a lizard, chameleon Gaut.; N. of a man, Rājat.; (ā), f. Momordica Monadelpha (a plant bearing a bright-red gourd), L.; N. of 2 metres, Col.; N. of the wife of Bālāditya (king of Kaśmīra), Rājat.; (ī), f. Momordica Monadelpha, Sulr. (cf. g. gaurādi); N. of the mother of king Bimbi-sāra (below), Buddh.; n. the fruit of the Momordica Monadelpha (to which the lips of women are often compared), MBh., Kāv. &c.

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