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ipecacuanha

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CIDE DICTIONARY

ipecacuanhan. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp. ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe-kaa-guena, prop., a creeping plant that causes vomiting.].
     The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb (Cephaëlis Ipecacuanha), largely employed as an emetic; also, the plant itself; also, a medicinal extract of the root. Many other plants are used as a substitutes; among them are the black or Peruvian ipecac (Psychotria emetica), the white ipecac (Ionidium Ipecacuanha), the bastard or wild ipecac (Asclepias Curassavica), and the undulated ipecac (Richardsonia scabra).  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ipecacuanha, n. the root of a S. American shrub, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, used as an emetic and purgative.

Etymology
Port. f. Tupi-Guarani ipekaagu{eacute}ne emetic creeper

ROGET THESAURUS

ipecacuanha

Remedy

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