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 Plant namemāṣa
 Latin nameVigna mungo (L.) Hepper - please click to view full record
 Latin name (synonyms)Phaseolus mungo L.
 Sanskrit namemāṣa
 Hindi nameurad
 Tamil nameuḷuntu
 Malayalam nameuḻunnu
 English nameBlack gram
 Search occurrencemāṣa, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 814)
māṣa, m. (n. g. ardharcādi) a bean, RV. &c. &c. (sg. the plant; pl. the fruit; in later times = Phaseolus Radiatus, a valued kind of pulse having seeds marked with black and grey spots); a partic. weight of gold (= 5 Kṛishṇalas= 1/10 Suvārṇa; the weight in common use is said to be about 17 grains troy), Mn., Yājñ.; a cutaneous eruption resembling beans, L.; a fool, blockhead, L.; N. of a man g. bAhv-Adi; pl. (with or scil. akRSTAH) 'wild beans'N. of a ṛishi-gaṇs (the children of Su-rabhi, to whom, RV. ix, 86, 1-10 is ascribed) RAnukr., R., Hariv.; (ī), f. see below.

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