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Murunkai (Tamil: முருங்கை)

Moringaceae (moringa family) » Moringa oleifera

 

moh-RIN-guh -- from the Sinhalese name of the plant, murunga

oh-lee-IF-er-uh -- oil-bearing

 

commonly known as: ben oil tree, drumstick tree, horse-radish tree • Assamese: চজিনা chajina • Bengali: শজনে sajane • Gujarati: મીઠો સરગવો mitho saragavo • Hindi: बहुमूल bahu-mul, दंशमूल dans-mul, द्रविण dravin, मोचक mochak, मूंगा munga, नीलकण्ठ nil-kanth, प्रभांजन prabhanjan, सहजना sahajna, संझना sanjhna, शोभांजन shobhanjan • Kannada: ನುಗ್ಗೇಗಿಡ nuggegida • Konkani: मशींग mashinga, मोसिंग mosing • Malayalam: മുരിങ്ങ muringa • Manipuri: shajna • Marathi: बडगा badaga, शेगवा shegava, शेंगूल shengul, शेवगा shevaga • Nepalese: सिगृ sigru, शोवांजन shovanjan • Oriya: sajana • Pali: अच्छिव acchiva, शोभाञ्जन shobhanjan, सिग्गु siggu • Punjabi: ਸੋਹਾਂਜਣਾ sohánjná • Sanskrit: अक्षिवः aksivah, दंशमूल dans-mul, द्रविण dravin, कामिनीशः kaminishah, मोचः mochah, मोचक mochak, मुखममोदः mukhammodah, शोभाञ्जन shobhanjan शुभञ्जनकः shubhanjanakah, वनमपल्लवः vanampallavah • Tamil: முருங்கை murunkai • Telugu: మునగ munaga • Urdu: مونگا munga, سہجنا sahajna, سنجهنا sanjhna

 

Native to: India

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaTrees for LifeTop TropicalsWikipedia

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