Sunday 17 September 2023

Medicago sativa L.

Medicago sativa subsp. sativa

med-DIK-ah-go -- from the ancient Greek medike - meaning medic grass ... Dave's BotanaryPlantUse English
sa-TEE-vuh -- cultivated ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: alfalfa, buffalo herb, lucerne, purple medic • Gujarati: ગદબ gadab, ઘોડાઘાસ ghodaghaas, લચકો lachko, રજકો rajako, વિલાયતી ઘાસ vilayati ghas, વિલાયતી મેથી vilayati methi • Hindi: अल्फाल्फा alfalfa, लुसन घास lusan ghas, रिज़का rizka • Kachchhi: રીંજકો rinjako • Kannada: ಆಲ್ಫಾಲ್ಫ alphalpha, ಕುದುರೆ ಮಸಾಲೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪು kudure masaale soppu, ಲುಸರ್ನೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪು lusarne soppu, ವಿಲಾಯಿತಿ ಹುಲ್ಲು vilaayiti hullu • Kashmiri: बेरसीन् baerseen • Konkani: लसुन घास lasun ghaas, लुजेन luzen • Ladakhi: Yarkandi ole • Malayalam: അൽഫാൽഫ alphaalpha, ലുസേൺ lusen • Marathi: लसूण घास lasun ghas, लुजेन lujen, विलायती गवत vilayati gavat • Nepali: लुसर्न घाँस lusarna ghaansa • Punjabi: ਅਲਫਾਲਫਾ alaphalapha, ਦੁਰੇਸ਼ਤਾ dureshta, ਲੂਸਣ lusana, ਸਿੰਝੀ sinjhi • Rajasthani: रिज़का rijka • Sanskrit: अश्वाबला ashvabala • Tamil: குதிரை மசால் kutirai macal • Telugu: అల్ఫాల్ఫా alphalpha • Urdu: برسیم bersim


botanical names: Medicago sativa L. ... accepted infraspecifics: Medicago sativa subsp. sativa ... and more at POWO
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~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
written and spoken widely, in most parts of India
alfalfa, lucerne
buffalo herb (or buffalo grass), purple medic
~~~~~ GUJARATI ~~~~~
written in: Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) ... spoken in: Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
ગદબ gadab, ઘોડાઘાસ ghodaghaas
લચકો lachko
રજકો rajako, વિલાયતી ઘાસ vilayati ghas
વિલાયતી મેથી vilayati methi
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (हिन्दी) ... spoken in: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
अल्फाल्फा alfalfa
लुसन घास lusan ghas, रिज़का rizka
~~~~~ KACHCHHI ~~~~~
written in: Gujarati (કચ્છી), Sindhi (ڪڇّي) ... spoken in: Kutch region of Gujarat
રીંજકો rinjako
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
written in: Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) ... spoken in: Karnataka
ಆಲ್ಫಾಲ್ಫ alphalpha
ಕುದುರೆ ಮಸಾಲೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪು kudure masaale soppu, ಲುಸರ್ನೆ ಸೊಪ್ಪು lusarne soppu, ವಿಲಾಯಿತಿ ಹುಲ್ಲು vilaayiti hullu
~~~~~ KASHMIRI ~~~~~
written in: Koshur (Perso-Arabic كٲشُر), Devanagari (कश्मीरी), ... spoken in: Kashmir
बेरसीन् baerseen
  • Many thanks to Shakir Ahmad for help with this name ... facebook
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Roman ... spoken in: Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala
लसुन घास lasun ghaas, लुजेन luzen
~~~~~ LADAKHI ~~~~~
written in: Tibetan (ལ་དྭགས་སྐད་) ... spoken in: Ladakh
Yarkandi ole
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
written in: Malayalam (മലയാളം) ... spoken in: Kerala
അൽഫാൽഫ alphaalpha, ലുസേൺ lusen
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (मराठी) ... spoken in: Maharashtra, Karnataka
लसूण घास lasun ghas, लुजेन lujen, विलायती गवत vilayati gavat
~~~~~ NEPALI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (नेपाली) ... spoken in: Nepal, West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim
लुसर्न घाँस lusarna ghaansa
~~~~~ PUNJABI ~~~~~
written in: Gurmukhi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) ... spoken in: Punjab
ਅਲਫਾਲਫਾ alaphalapha
ਦੁਰੇਸ਼ਤਾ dureshta, ਸਿੰਝੀ sinjhi
ਲੂਸਣ lusana
~~~~~ RAJASTHANI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (राजस्थानी) ... spoken in: Rajasthan
रिज़का rijka
~~~~~ SANSKRIT ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (संस्कृतम्) ... used all over India by priests and scholars
अश्वाबला ashvabala
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
written in: Tamil (தமிழ்) ... spoken in: Tamil Nadu
குதிரை மசால் kutirai macal
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
written in: Telugu ( తెలుగు) ... spoken in: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
అల్ఫాల్ఫా alphalpha
~~~~~ URDU ~~~~~
written in: Urdu (اردو) ... spoken in: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
برسیم bersim
~~~~~ DISTRIBUTION in INDIA ~~~~~
widely cultivated in India
~~~~~ x ~~~~~
Fabaceae Papilionaceae perennial cultivated naturalized herb forage alfalfa "bastard medic" "buffal herb" lucerne "purple medic" "sand lucerne"

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