from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the order Leguminosæ, tribe Dalbergieæ, and subtribe Lonchocarpeæ, characterized by wing-petals adherent to the keel, and long thick pods longitudinally four-winged.
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- n. genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons
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Chap. The piscidia is said to be used in America for stupefying fish, which are taken as readily by this means as with nux vomica.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
Take some valerian, melatonin, passionflower, piscidia piscipula, and hops, and you'll be dead to the world for a good 9 hours.