the dried leaflets of various South American plants (genus Pilocarpus) of the rue family, that yield the alkaloid pilocarpine
Origin of jaborandiPortuguese ; from Tupí
- Any of several tropical American shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, especially P. microphyllus, whose dried leaves yield the medicinal alkaloid pilocarpine.
- The dried leaves of any of these plants.
Origin of jaborandiPortuguese and American Spanish, from Tupí, one that spits.