jaborandi

noun
jab·​o·​ran·​di | \ ˌzha-bə-ˌran-ˈdē How to pronounce jaborandi (audio) , -ˈran-dē \

Definition of jaborandi

: 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

First Known Use of jaborandi

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jaborandi

Portuguese, from Tupi jambɨrandí, jamɨraní

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The first known use of jaborandi was circa 1875

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“Jaborandi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaborandi. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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jaborandi

noun
jab·​o·​ran·​di | \ ˌzhab-ə-ˌran-ˈdē How to pronounce jaborandi (audio) , -ˈran-dē How to pronounce jaborandi (audio) \

Medical Definition of jaborandi

: 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

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