matico


ma·ti·co

noun \mə-ˈtē-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of MATICO

1
: a shrubby tropical wild American pepper (Piper angustifolium) with slender elongated aromatic leaves that are rich in volatile oil, gums, and tannins
2
: the leaves of the matico used especially formerly in medicine chiefly as a stimulant and hemostatic

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