cuichunchulli

noun cui·chun·chul·li \ˌkwēchənˈchülē\

Definition of cuichunchulli

plural

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  1. :  the root of a South American shrub (Ionidium glutinosum) of the family Violaceae used locally as an emetic

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Origin and Etymology of cuichunchulli

modification of American Spanish cuichunchulo, from Quechua quichay to open + chunchulo bowels


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