from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various vine-like climbing plants of Central and South America and the West Indies, including Mikania and Aristolochia species, reputed to have curative powers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Aristolochia anguicida) of Carthagena, used as an antidote to serpent bites.
  • n. The Mikania Guaco, of Brazil, used for the same purpose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Mikania Guaco, a climbing composite of tropical America; also, a medicinal substance consisting of, or an aromatic bitter obtained from, the leaves of this plant.
  • n. The Aristolochia maxima of tropical America, employed as a remedy for the bites of serpents.
  • n. Same as huaco.


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