[ jab-uh-ran-dee, -ran-dee ]
/ ˌdʒæb əˈræn di, -rænˈdi /
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noun, plural jab·o·ran·dis.
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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Origin of jaborandi

1870–75; <Portuguese <Tupi, said to mean “one who makes saliva, one who spits”
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British Dictionary definitions for jaborandi

/ (ˌdʒæbəˈrændɪ) /

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

Word Origin for jaborandi

C19: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani yaborandí
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