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 Plant namekuśa
 Latin nameDesmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf - please click to view full record
 Sanskrit namekuśa, darbha
 Hindi namedab, davolī
 Tamil nametarpaippul
 Malayalam namedaṛbha, daṛbhappullu
 Search occurrencekuśa, darbha, daṛbha, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 296)
kuśa, m. grass, ŚBr., ŚāṅkhŚr., KātyŚr. ĀśvGṛ.; (the Brāhmaṇas commonly call it darbha); the sacred grass used at certain religious ceremonies (Poa cynosuroides, a grass with long pointed stalks), Mn., Yājñ., MBh. &c.; a rope (made of Kuśa grass) used for connecting the yoke of a plough with the pole, L.; N. of a son of Vasu Uparicara, Hariv. 1806; of the founder of Kuśathalī SkandaP.; of a son of Balākāśva (grandson of Balāka, father of Kuśāmba or Kuśa-nābha), R., BhP. ix, 19, 4; of a son of Suhotra (cf. kAśa), BhP.; of a son of Vidarbha ib.; of a son of Rāma (cf. kuśIlava), Hariv. 822, BhP., Ragh. xvi, 72; of and son of Lava (king of Kaśmira), Rājat. i, 88; one of the great Dvīpas or divisions of the universe (surrounded by the sea of liquified butter), BhP. v, 1, 32, VP. [297,1]; (ā), f. (Pāṇ. 8-3, 46) a small pin or piece of wood (used as a mark in recitation) Lāṭy. ii, 6, 1 and 4; a cord (cf. kaśā), L.; a horse's bridle (cf. kaśā), L.; N. of a plant (commonly Madhu-karkaṭikā), L.; (ī), f. ( = kuśā) a small pin (used as a mark in recitation and consisting of wood [MaitrS. iv] or of metal [TBr. i, ŚBr. iii]; a ploughshare, L.; a pod of cotton, L.; (am) n. water; (mfn.) wicked, depraved, L.; mad, inebriate, L.

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