Vincetoxicum

noun Vin·ce·tox·i·cum \ˌvin(t)səˈtäksə̇kəm\

Definition of Vincetoxicum

  1. :  a large genus of chiefly tropical American vines (family Asclepiadaceae) having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers with the corolla rotate and 5-parted and an entire or lobed crown

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Origin and Etymology of vincetoxicum

New Latin, from Latin vincere to conquer + toxicum poison; from the former belief that it was a counterpoison — more at toxic


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