from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Mexican stinkwood, Pseudosmodingium perniciosum, a foul-smelling, poisonous shrub or small tree of the sumac family, exuding a fetid gum which is used as an antidote for scorpions' stings. Also called cuajiote blanco, to distinguish it from the two following.
- n. A name applied to several species of Terebinthus growing in Mexico, especially to T. fagaroides (Bursera fagaroides of Engler), called cuajiote verde, and to T. lancifolia (Bursera lancifolia of Engler), called cuajiote chino, both of which yield a gum-resin called gum-archipin, used as an antidote for scorpions' stings, and having emetic and purgative properties. These gums are also used for mending broken porcelain and glass.
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