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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cucurbitaceous genus of half a dozen species, of tropical America. They are frutescent climbers, and the large, bitter, and very oily seeds are both purgative and emetic. F. cordifolia is the antidote cacoon of Jamaica, which is employed as a remedy for various diseases and as an antidote to certain poisons. Also Fevillea.

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