Etymology- Madhuca longifolia

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nivi tha

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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

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tanay bose

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

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

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R. Vijayasankar

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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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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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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

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