Definition of Moringa in US English:



  • 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.


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