jaborandi

play
noun jab·o·ran·di \ˌzha-bə-ˌran-ˈdē, -ˈran-dē\

Definition of jaborandi

  1. :  the dried leaves of either of two South American shrubs (Pilocarpus jaborandi and P. microphyllus) of the rue family that are a source of pilocarpine

Origin and Etymology of jaborandi

Portuguese, from Tupi jamb i̵randí, jam i̵raní


First Known Use: circa 1875


Medical Dictionary

jaborandi

play play
noun jab·o·ran·di \ˌzhab-ə-ˌran-ˈdē, -ˈran-dē\

Medical Definition of jaborandi

  1. :  the dried leaves of two South American shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus (P. jaborandi and P. microphyllus) of the rue family that are a source of pilocarpine

Learn More about jaborandi


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up jaborandi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!