Entry orondrano (orona, rano)
Part of speech   noun
English definition   [rano, water.] a plant which was on a certain occasion used in carrying away the idol Ikelimalaza into a place of safety when the house in which it was kept took fire, and hence is never employed for fuel by the people of Ambohimanambola where the idol was kept. The same is the case with the borona and tenina. Some of the natives say this should be horondrano. [Richardson 1885]

Updated on 2009/02/23