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ipecacuanha

ipecac (ˈɪpɪˌkæk)

/ (ˌɪpɪˌkækjʊˈænə) /
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noun

a low-growing South American rubiaceous shrub, Cephaelis ipecacuanha
a drug prepared from the dried roots of this plant, used as a purgative and emetic

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Word Origin for ipecacuanha

C18: from Portuguese, from Tupi ipekaaguéne, from ipeh low + kaa leaves + guéne vomit
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