from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifera. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gum-resin, the product of Euphorbia resinifera, a leafless, cactus-like plant of Morocco.
  • n. Same as euphorbia, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine


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