jaborandi

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, from Tupi jambɨrandí, jamɨraní

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

jaborandi

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