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Noun: vaisya
  1. The third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category
Noun: Vaisya  vI-syu
  1. A member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes

Derived forms: Vaisyas, vaisyas

Type of: Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani, varna

Encyclopedia: Vaisya