yohimbe


yo·him·be

noun \yō-ˈhim-bā, yə-, -bē\

Definition of YOHIMBE

:  a tropical African tree (Pausinystalia yohimbe syn. Corynanthe yohimbe) of the madder family whose bark yields yohimbine; also :  a preparation of the bark that is used especially as an aphrodisiac

Origin of YOHIMBE

New Latin, probably from a Bantu language of southern Cameroon
First Known Use: 1930

yo·him·be

noun \yō-ˈhim-bā, yə-, -bē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of YOHIMBE

: a tropical African tree (Pausinystalia yohimbe synonym Corynanthe yohimbe) of the madder family whose bark yields the alkaloid yohimbine; also : a preparation of the bark that is used especially as an aphrodisiac

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