Definition of Kokum

1. Noun. ''Garcinia indica'', a plant in the mangosteen family with culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial uses. ¹



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Definition of Kokum

1. an East Indian tree whose nuts yield butter [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kokum

kokens
koker
kokers
kokoi venom
kokoon
kokoons
kokoretsi
kokoretsis
kokosh cake
kokra
kokras
koktaite
kokugi
kokuji
kokum (current term)
kokums
kola
kola nut
kola nut tree
kolace
kolaces
kolache
kolaches
kolackies
kolacky
kolarian
kolarite
kolas
kolbasi

Literary usage of Kokum

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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"Italian—Seyo (li kokum. For table of constants see p. 735. ... The acid constituents of kokum butter are oleic and stearic acids, with small quantities of ..."

2. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"Description—kokum Butter is found in the Indian bazaars in the form of ... When kokum butter is long kept it acquires an unpleasant rancid smell and ..."

3. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"It is commonly known under the names of kokum Butter and Concrete Oil of Mangosteen. ... kokum Butter or Concrete Oil of Mangosteen is found in the Indian ..."

4. The Indigenous Drugs of India: Short Descriptive Notices of the Principal by Kanny Lall Dey, William Mair (1896)
"KoKUM BUTTER : MANGOSTEEN OIL. Vera.—Hind.—kokum, kokum-ka-tel ; Tarn. ... kokum-chatel. This tree grows plentifully in the Konkan and Kanara districts of ..."

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