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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Kamala  \Ka*ma"la\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  The  red  dusty  hairs  of  the  capsules  of  an  East  Indian  tree 
  ({Mallotus  Philippinensis})  used  for  dyeing  silk.  It  is 
  violently  emetic,  and  is  used  in  the  treatment  of  tapeworm. 
  [Written  also  {kameela}.]