Physostigma venenosum
Calabar Cal"a*bar, n. A district on the west coast of Africa. [1913 Webster]

{Calabar bean}, The of a climbing legumious plant ({Physostigma venenosum}), a native of tropical Africa. It is highly poisonous. It is used to produce contraction of the pupil of the eye; also in tetanus, neuralgia, and rheumatic diseases; -- called also {ordeal bean}, being used by the negroes in trials for witchcraft. [1913 Webster]


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  • Physostigma venenosum — Eserine Es er*ine (?; 104), n. [From native name of the Calabar bean: cf. F. [ e]s[ e]rine.] (Chem.) An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean, and the seed of {Physostigma venenosum}; physostigmine. It is used in ophthalmic surgery for its effect in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Physostigma venenosum — ID 63688 Symbol Key PHVE11 Common Name Calabar bean Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Physostigma venenosum — noun tropical African woody vine yielding calabar beans • Syn: ↑calabar bean vine • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Physostigma, ↑genus Physostigma • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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