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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of tropical apocynaceous shrubs having singularly twisted flowers. One species (Strophanthus hispidus) is used medicinally as a cardiac sedative and stimulant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Apocynaceæ, tribe Echitideæ, and subtribe Nerieæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Strophanthus having whorled leaves and showy flowers of various colors in dense and corymbose clusters; some have poisonous seeds

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