jalap

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the city of Xalapa in Mexico.

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Noun[edit]

jalap (uncountable)

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  1. A cathartic drug consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomoea purga, a convolvulaceous plant found in Mexico.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of jalapeño.

Noun[edit]

jalap (plural jalaps)

  1. (informal) A jalapeño.