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: a low spreading herbaceous Brazilian shrub (Eupatorium aya-pana) whose long narrow leaves are used to make a mildly stimulating decoction resembling tea

Word History


Spanish & Portuguese; Spanish ayapaná, from Portuguese aiapana, aiapaina, from Tupi ayapana

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“Ayapana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ayapana. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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