Contrayerva Definition

noun

(botany) Dorstenia contrayerva, a South American plant whose aromatic root is sometimes used in medicine as a gentle stimulant and tonic.

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Other Word Forms of Contrayerva

Noun

Singular:
contrayerva
Plural:
contrayervas

Origin of Contrayerva

  • Spanish contrayerba, literally, a counter-herb, hence an antidote for poison, from Latin contra + herba herb.

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