manaca

noun man·a·ca \ˈmanə̇kə\
variants: or

manacan

\-kən\ less commonly

manaca root

Definition of manaca

plural

-s

  1. :  the dried root of a shrub (Brunfelsia hopeana) of Brazil and the West Indies that has been used to treat rheumatism and syphilis —called also vegetable mercury

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Origin and Etymology of manaca

Portuguese manacá, from Tupi


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