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Proto-South Dravidian : *baSaḷ-ai
Meaning : spinach
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : pacaḷai
Tamil meaning : spinach, Spinacia oleracea; purslane, Portulaca quadrifida; Malabar nightshade, Basella; and some other plants
Tamil derivates : paciri, payiri creeping purslane, Portulaca quadrifida; vacalai, vacaḷai, vayalai, vayaḷai purslane, P. quadrifida
Malayalam : pacaḷa, paśaḷa
Malayalam meaning : Basella
Malayalam derivates : vaśaḷa, vayar_a Portulaca oleracea
Kannada : basaḷe
Kannada meaning : Malabar nightshade, Basella alba
Kannada derivates : basale Basella cordifolia, B. lucida or rubra; baccali, baccale spinach; baccale-baḷḷi Portulaca quadrifolia
Tulu : basalè
Tulu meaning : Malabar nightshade, Basella alba
Number in DED : 3824

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