from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two tropical American shrubs (Pilocarpus jaborandi or P. microphyllus) whose dried leaves yield the medicinal alkaloid pilocarpine.
- n. The dried leaves of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of the genus Pilocarpus of plants, some of which are important medicinally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The native name of a South American rutaceous shrub (Pilocarpus pennatifolius). The leaves are used in medicine as an diaphoretic and sialogogue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Brazilian plant, Pilocarpus pennatifolius; also, the drug obtained from it.
Portuguese and American Spanish, from Tupi, one that spits.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)