, accord. to some, (Mṣb,) The leaves of the سَلَم [mimosa flava], (Lth, Ṣ, Mgh, Ḳ,) with which they tan; (Lth, Ṣ, Mgh;) but this assertion is [said to be] inaccurate; for the leaves are called خَبَط, and camels are fed with them, and they are not used for tanning: some say, that it is a kind of tree; but this also is inaccurate; for one says, “ I plucked, or gathered, قَرَظ; ” and trees are not plucked, or gathered: (Mṣb:) AḤn [contradicts this, however, for he applies this word to a kind of tree, and] says, it is the best of things with which hides are tanned in the land of the Arabs; and these are tanned with its leaves and its fruit: [the pods of the سَنْط, which is also called قَرَظ, are used for tanning;] and in one place he says, it is a large kind of trees, having thick stems (سوق [app. a mistranscription for شَوْك, thorns,]) resembling the walnut-tree, [in the Mgh, evidently from the same source, “ or, as some say, a large kind of trees, having thick thorns (شوْك), resembling the walnut-tree, ”] the leaves of which are smaller than those of the apple-tree, and it has grains which are put into balances [for weights, like as are those of the carob-tree]: it grows in the low plains: (TA:) or a kind of tree, whereof the سَنْط [mimosa Nilotica, also called acacia Nilotica,] is a species: (M, Ḳ, in art. سنط:) [or,] correctly speaking, it is [the fruit, or seed with its pericarp, of that tree;] a well-known grain, which comes forth in envelopes, like lentils, from the trees called عِضَاه; (Mṣb;) or, [to speak more precisely,] the fruit of the سَنْط, whence is expressed أَقَاقِيَا [acacia, i. e. succus acaciæ]; (Ḳ;) which is termed عُصَارَةُ القَرَظِ, [and when inspissated, رُبُّ القَرَظِ,] and has an acrid property; the best thereof is that which is sweet in odour, heavy, hard, and green; and it strengthens relaxed members, when cooked in water, and poured upon them: (Ibn-Jezleh, TA:) [the last application is that which commonly obtains in the present day: see also 'Abd-el-Lateef, pp. 48-52 of the Arabic text, and De Sacy's translation and notes:] the n. un. is قَرَظَةٌ: (AḤn, Mgh, Mṣb:) and the dim. of this is قُرَيْظَةٌ. (AḤn, Mṣb.) Hence بِلَادُ القَرَظِ, applied to El-Yemen, because the قَرَظ grows there [most plentifully]. (Ṣ.) See also صَمْعٌ.