from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of shrubs or small trees of the Flax family, growing in tropical countries. E. Coca is the source of cocaine. See coca.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principal genus of the tribe Erythroxyleæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
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Cocaine is an alkaloid prepared from the erythroxylon coca, a shrub, five or six feet high, found wild in the mountainous regions of Ecuador and
It is the Sickingia erythroxylon described by Bredemeyer and Willdenouw.