from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of climbing plants of the moonseed family (Menispermaceæ), a synonym of Cocculus. A. paniculata (C. Cocculus) furnishes cocculus indicus or fish-berries.
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A berry (_anamirta coccithis L_.) is used in the capture of fish.
The fruit of the _anamirta_, the "coca de Levante" is an acrid, narcotic poison, which may not be employed internally; its uses are limited to external medication.