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  • n. A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), used as a purgative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), and extracted as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of powerful purgative properties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glucoside, the active purgative principle of jalap.

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