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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various Asian shrubs of the genus Ephedra, especially E. sinica, from which the drug ephedrine is obtained.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various plants of the Ephedra genus, especially Ephedra sinica, used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.

Etymologies

Chinese (Mandarin) má huáng : , hemp + huáng, yellow.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mandarin . (Wiktionary)

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