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- n. An East Indian shrub, Rauwolfia (Ophioxylon) serpentina. The root is used in India medicinally, as a febrifuge, as an antidote to the bites of poisonous reptiles, in dysentery, and otherwise.
- n. The tree Rauwolfia serpentina or its extracts, an important ingredient in Indian traditional medicine.
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