Definition of phulwara in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʊlwərə/


(also fulwara)
  • A large subtropical tree, Diploknema (formerly Bassia) butyracea (family Sapotaceae), found in parts of southern and eastern Asia. Also: (chiefly attributive) the soft oily solid obtained from the seeds of this tree, used in cooking and various manufactured products.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Asiatick Researches. From Hindi phūlvāra, ultimately from phūl flower.