from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of herbs or shrubs, natural order Acanthaccæ. A. Vasica is used in India to expel the dead fetus in abortion.
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These include species of Fagaceae, in particular Quercus ilex, which is found only in the Northern Waziristan, Koh-i-Safed, and Chitral foothills, as well as east oleander (Nerium), tropical adhatoda, and Fraxinus xanthoxyloides.