calumba

noun

ca·​lum·​ba kə-ˈləm-bə How to pronounce calumba (audio)
variants or colombo
: the root of an African plant (Jatrorrhiza palmata of the family Menispermaceae) that contains the bitter principle columbin and is used as a tonic

called also calumba root, colombo root

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“Calumba.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/calumba. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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