śamī शमी

Definition: f. (śam/ī-) the śamī- tree, Prosopis Spicigera or (according to to others) Mimosa Suma (possessing a very tough hard wood supposed to contain fire see ;it was employed to kindle the sacred fire, and a legend relates that purū-ravas- generated primeval fire by the friction of two branches of the śamī- and aśvattha- trees) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: Mn. viii , 247, Ragh. iii , 9, AV.
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