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مَوْزٌ

A certain kind of tree, (Mgh,) or fruit, (Mṣb, Ḳ,) well known; (Ṣ, Mgh, Mṣb, Ḳ;) [the fruit of the banana-tree, or musa paradisiaca;] i. q. طَلْحٌ [in one of the acceptations of this latter word]: (Mṣb:) it is lenitive, diuretic, provocative of venery, and augments the spermatic fluid and the phlegm and the yellow bile, and the eating much of it is very oppressive, (Ḳ,) for it is slow of digestion: (TA:) the tree grows in the manner of the بَرْدِىّ, [i. e., papyrus, or perhaps other rushes,] and has a long and broad leaf, which may be three cubits by two cubits, (AḤn, Mgh, TA,) the مَوْز [i. e., the fruit] is found, where it grows, throughout the whole year, (AḤn, as cited by 'Abd-El-Lateef,) and there may be on one of its racemes from thirty to five hundred fruits; (AḤn, Mgh, Ḳ, TA;) this is seen in the districts of Makdishoo [between Abyssinia and the country of the Zenj]; (TA;) and when this is the case, the raceme is propped up; (AḤn, Mgh;) it rises to the height of the stature of a man, [and higher,] and its offsets continually grow around it, every one of them smaller than another; and when it has produced its fruit, the mother-tree is cut down at the foot, and its offset that has attained to its height fructifies, and becomes a mother, the rest remaining its offsets, and thus it continues: whence the saying of Ash'ab, to his son, as related by Aṣ, Wherefore dost thou not become like me? to which he answered, Such as I is like the مَوْزَة, which does not attain to a good state until its mother dies. (AḤn, TA.) مَوْزَةٌ is the n. un. (Ṣ, Mṣb.)

مَوَّازٌ

A seller of مَوْز [or fruit of the bananatree]. (Ḳ.)