Denotes the ‘ crab ’ in the Yajurveda Samhitās, being a Prākritized form of Karkata, which is common in the later literature. Roth, however, takes the word to mean a bird, and compares Kakara. See also Kakutha.
noun (masculine) a species of plant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Piper cubeba Linn.F. (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 532)
the berry of Luvunga scandens Buch.-Ham. (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 532)
the fruit of Cocculus indicus (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 532) Frequency rank 27326/72933
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