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 Plant namecaṇḍā
 Latin nameCostus speciosus (Koenig) Sm. - please click to view full record
 Sanskrit namecaṇḍā
 Hindi namekebu, keyu, kust
 Bengali namekẽu
 Tamil nameveṇkōṭam, kōṭam, kōṣṭam
 Malayalam namecaṇṇakkiḻaṅṅu, caṇṇakkūvva, naṟumcaṇṇa
 English nameCrepe ginger
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 383)
caṇḍa, mf(ā VarBṛS. lxviii, 92; ī R. ii Vikr. Ragh. &c.)n. (probably fr. candra, "glowing" with passion) fierce, violent, cruel, impetuous, hot, ardent with passion, passionate, angry, MBh.; R. &c.; circumcised L.; m. N. of a mythical being (caṇḍasya naptyas, "daughters of Caṇḍa", a class of female demons AV. ii, 14, 1), Agp. xlii, 20; Śiva or Bhairava, MBh. xii, 10358 Śaṃkar. xxiii (= sūrya) Skanda, MBh. iii, 14631; N. of a demon causing diseases, Hariv. 9563; of a Daitya, 12937; of an attendant of Yama or of Śiva, L.; of one of the 7 clouds enveloping the earth at the deluge, MatsyaP.; = -cukrā, L.; n. heat, L.; passion, wrath, L.; (am) ind. violently, in anger Mālav. iii, 21; (ā) f. (g. bahv-ādi) N. of Durgā (esp. as incarnation for the purpose of destroying the Asura Mahisha, this exploit forming the subject of the Devīm. and being particularly celebrated in Bengāl at the Durgāpūjā about Oct. Nov.), MBh. vi, 797; Hariv. 10245; N. of one of the 8 Nāyikās or Śaktis of Durgā; BrahmaP.; DevīP.; N. of an attendant of the 12th Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī, L.; of a river, L.; of a plant (Andropogon aciculatus, L.; Mucuna pruritus, L.; Salvinia cucullata, L.; white Dūrvā grass, L.; liṅginī, L.), Suśr. i, iv; vi, 51; a kind of perfume (commonly Chor), L.; (ī) f. (g. bahv-ādi) a passionate woman, vixen, W.; a term of endearment applied to a mistress, W.; N. of Durgā, MBh. vi; 797 Hariv. 10233; Kathās. xi; of a female attendant of Durgā; of Uddālaka's wife, JaimBhār. xxiv, 1; a short N. of the Devīm.; a metre of 4 x 13 syllables (cf. uc-, pra-; a-caṇḍī, cāNDa.)

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