One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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’
- 1.1 A preparation of the leaves, fruits, or other parts of the drumstick tree, used chiefly as an herbal or dietary supplement.
Latin, from Sinhalese muruňga.
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.
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