jaborandi definition by Webster's New World
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the dried leaflets of various South American plants (genus Pilocarpus) of the rue family, that yield the alkaloid pilocarpine
Origin: Portuguese ; from Tupí
jaborandi definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. jab·o·ran·dis
- Either of two tropical American shrubs (Pilocarpus jaborandi or P. microphyllus) whose dried leaves yield the medicinal alkaloid pilocarpine.
- The dried leaves of these plants.
Origin: Portuguese and American Spanish, from Tupi, one that spits.