any of several South American shrubs belonging to the genus Pilocarpus, of the rue family.
the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, especially P. jaborandi, containing the alkaloid pilocarpine, used in medicine.
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How to use jaborandi in a sentence
jaborandi or its alkaloid pilocarpin will generally produce it.
jaborandi, jab′o-ran′di, n. a Brazilian shrub with sialogogue and diaphoretic properties.
An alkaloid has been obtained from the piperaceous jaborandi by Parodi, and named by him jaborandine.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
After this nothing is given but orange-leaf tea, to promote perspiration, and sometimes a little extract of jaborandi.Health, Happiness, and Longevity | Louis Philippe McCarty
British Dictionary definitions for jaborandi
any of several tropical American rutaceous shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, esp P. jaborandi
the dried leaves of any of these plants, used to induce sweating
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