Main definitions of moringa in US English:

: moringa1Moringa2

moringa1

noun

  • 1A tropical or subtropical plant belonging to a diverse genus native to Africa and southern Asia.

    Genus Moringa, family Moringaceae: several species inluding the drumstick tree Moringa oleifera

    1. 1.1 A preparation of the leaves, fruits, or other parts of the drumstick tree, used chiefly as an herbal or dietary supplement.
      ‘moringa contains very high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds’

Origin

Latin, from Sinhalese muruňga.

Pronunciation

moringa

/məˈriNGɡə//məˈrɪŋɡə/

Main definitions of moringa in US English:

: moringa1Moringa2

Moringa2

noun

  • A small genus of deciduous trees constituting the dicotyledonous family Moringaceae, native to the Old World tropics and subtropics; (also moringa) a tree of this genus, especially the ben nut tree or horseradish tree, Moringa oleifera.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From post-classical Latin moringa from Sinhala muruṅga.