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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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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