Origin of jalap
OTHER WORDS FROM jalapja·lap·ic [ja-lap-ik, jah-], /dʒæˈlæp ɪk, dʒɑ-/, adjective
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How to use jalap in a sentence
Brougham needs a dose of jalap instead of pap, for he cannot even spell the 'greatest happiness principle' properly.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
I told him about the situation in Fisher Hill and how finances was low on account of the local mixture of politics and jalap.The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
I drink his health in a dose of the cheerful beverage known as jalap, and thresh the sheets with my hot hands.The Complete Works of Artemus Ward|Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
This is probably the case with such as Castor-oil, Scammony, and Jalap, which are simply cathartic in their action.
The resins of Jalap, Scammony, and other such substances, are affirmed to pass out along with them.