ipecacuanha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ipecacuanha (countable and uncountable, plural ipecacuanhas)

  1. The root of Carapichea ipecacuanha, used as an emetic or purgative; a preparation of this root used as a drug; ipecac. [from 17th c.]
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 211:
      This ipecacuanha is a most disagreeable medicine!
  2. The flowering plant Carapichea ipecacuanha. [from 18th c.]

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ipecacuanha f (plural ipecacuanhas)

  1. ipecacuanha (flowering plant)