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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous shrubs of the order Rutaceæ and tribe Zanthoxyleæ, characterized by the small calyx-teeth, valvate petals, versatile anthers, smooth ovary-lobes, and one-seeded cells, and by the complete numerical symmetry of the flower in circles of fours and fives.
  • n. [lowercase] The leaflets of P. pennatifolius, a very powerful diaphoretic medicine. Also known as jaborandi, though this word has been applied to various pungent sudorific plants.

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