Etymology- Madhuca longifolia

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nivi tha

Jun 2, 2010, 3:32:16 AM6/2/10
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Etymology No. 7

More discussion is going on in this plant..... we ll see the etymology....

Madhuca longifolia - Sapotaceae

Madhuca - Madhu- honey (Sanskrit)
longifolia- long leaves

Selvalakshmi S.
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Bharathiar University
Tamil Nadu.

tanay bose

Jun 2, 2010, 7:25:18 AM6/2/10
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Yes you are right!!


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Satish Phadke

Jun 2, 2010, 1:46:51 PM6/2/10
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But where is the Madhu from; Fruits, flowers, bark?


R. Vijayasankar

Jun 2, 2010, 3:18:39 PM6/2/10
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There is another meaning for the term 'Madhu' that is 'drink (liquor)', isnt't it?
We all know country arrack is prepared by fermenting (dont know the recipe!) flowers of Mahua.
Anyway the 'madhu' is prepared from flowers.

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R. Vijayasankar

Anand Kumar Bhatt

Jun 2, 2010, 9:52:03 PM6/2/10
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Flowers are sweet to taste, that's why fermentation is there and  that should be the reason for the name.
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Satish Phadke

Jun 3, 2010, 4:39:08 AM6/3/10
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Thanks Vijaysankar ji and Anand ji.
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