cocculus indicus

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From Latin cocculus, diminutive of coccum (kermes berry) + Indicus (of India).


cocculus indicus

  1. (botany) The fruit of Anamirta cocculus, a climbing plant of Southeast Asia and India. It is a source of picrotoxin.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cocculus indicus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)