from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous shrubs of the order Rutaceæ and tribe Zanthoxyleæ, characterized by the small calyx-teeth, valvate petals, versatile anthers, smooth ovary-lobes, and one-seeded cells, and by the complete numerical symmetry of the flower in circles of fours and fives.
- n. [lowercase] The leaflets of P. pennatifolius, a very powerful diaphoretic medicine. Also known as jaborandi, though this word has been applied to various pungent sudorific plants.
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The pilocarpus tree, native to South America, spawned a highly effective treatment for glaucoma.
(_pilocarpus_), since it stimulates profusely all the secretions; as it is, more is to be hoped for in the former disorder than in the latter.