piptostegia root

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

Definition of piptostegia root

: a jalap from the root of a Brazilian bindweed (Piptostegia pisonis)

called also Brazilian jalap

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History and Etymology for piptostegia root

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

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“Piptostegia root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piptostegia%20root. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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