jaborandi

noun
jab·​o·​ran·​di | \ˌzha-bə-ˌran-ˈdē, -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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jaborandi

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

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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