matico

noun
ma·ti·co | \ mə-ˈtē-(ˌ)kō \

Medical Definition of matico 

1 : a shrubby tropical wild American pepper (Piper angustifolium) with slender elongated aromatic leaves that are rich in volatile oil, gums, and tannins

2 : the leaves of the matico used especially formerly in medicine chiefly as a stimulant and hemostatic

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