piptostegia root

noun pip·to·ste·gia root \ˌpiptəˈstēj(ē)ə-\

Definition of piptostegia root

  1. :  a jalap from the root of a Brazilian bindweed (Piptostegia pisonis) —called also Brazilian jalap

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Origin and Etymology of piptostegia root

New Latin Piptostegia genus of Convolvulaceae, from Greek piptein to fall + New Latin -o- + steg- + -ia

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to cast off or become cast off

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