Saint-Ignatius's-bean

noun

Saint-Ig·​na·​tius's-bean -ig-ˈnā-sh(ē-)əs- How to pronounce Saint-Ignatius's-bean (audio)
: the greenish straw-colored seed of a Philippine woody vine of the genus Strychnos (S. ignatii) that is like nux vomica in its action and uses

called also Ignatius bean

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“Saint-Ignatius's-bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Saint-Ignatius%27s-bean. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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