ipecacuanha

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From a Tupian language ipekaaguéne, from ipeh (low) + kaâ (leaves) + guéne (vomit), via Portuguese ipecacuanha.

NounEdit

ipecacuanha (plural ipecacuanhas)

  1. A flowering plant, Psychotria ipecacuanha, the root of which has medicinal uses.
  2. The powdered root of this plant, used as an emetic; ipecac.

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 12:23