ipecacuanha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a Tupian language ipekaaguéne, from ipeh (low) + kaâ (leaves) + guéne (vomit), via Portuguese ipecacuanha.

Noun[edit]

ipecacuanha (plural ipecacuanhas)

  1. A flowering plant, Psychotria ipecacuanha, the root of which has medicinal uses.
  2. The powdered root of this plant, used as an emetic; ipecac.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ipecacuanha f (plural ipecacuanhas)

  1. ipecacuanha (flowering plant)