Richardsonia scabra
Coca Co"ca, n. [Sp., fr. native name.] The dried leaf of a South American shrub ({Erythroxylon Coca}). In med., called Erythroxylon. [1913 Webster]

Note: Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by natives of Peru and Bolivia to impart vigor in prolonged exertion, or to sustain strength in absence of food. [1913 Webster]

{Mexican coca}, an American herb ({Richardsonia scabra}), yielding a nutritious fodder. Its roots are used as a substitute for ipecacuanha. [1913 Webster]


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  • Richardsonia scabra — Ipecacuanha Ip e*cac u*an ha ([i^]p [ e]*k[a^]k [ u]*[a^]n [.a]), n. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp. ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe kaa guena, prop., a creeping plant that causes vomiting.] (Med. & Bot.) The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb ({Cepha[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • RICHARDIA SCABRA L. - РИЧАРДИЯ ШЕРШАВАЯ, МЕКСИКАНСКИЙ КЛЕВЕР — см. 895. Однолетнее растение. R. scabra L. Р. шершавая, Мексиканский клевер Sp. pl. (1753) 330. Standley (1930) 157. S у n. Richardsonia scabra A. St. Hill (Semler, 1897, 429, f. 128). М е с т н. н а з в. Англ. mexican clover, spanish clover,… …   Справочник растений

  • Ipecacuanha — Ipecacuanha, 1) als Art mehrerer Pflanzengattungen, so von Cephaëlis u. Jonidium; 2) (Ipecacuanhawurzel, Radix ipecacuanhae), seit der Mitte des 17. Jahrh. in Apotheken aufgenommen u. häufig im Gebrauch, einst auch von der Homöopathie als… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Asclepias Curassavica — Ipecacuanha Ip e*cac u*an ha ([i^]p [ e]*k[a^]k [ u]*[a^]n [.a]), n. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp. ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe kaa guena, prop., a creeping plant that causes vomiting.] (Med. & Bot.) The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb ({Cepha[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cephaelis Ipecacuanha — Ipecacuanha Ip e*cac u*an ha ([i^]p [ e]*k[a^]k [ u]*[a^]n [.a]), n. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp. ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe kaa guena, prop., a creeping plant that causes vomiting.] (Med. & Bot.) The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb ({Cepha[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coca — Co ca, n. [Sp., fr. native name.] The dried leaf of a South American shrub ({Erythroxylon Coca}). In med., called Erythroxylon. [1913 Webster] Note: Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythroxylon Coca — Coca Co ca, n. [Sp., fr. native name.] The dried leaf of a South American shrub ({Erythroxylon Coca}). In med., called Erythroxylon. [1913 Webster] Note: Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ionidium Ipecacuanha — Ipecacuanha Ip e*cac u*an ha ([i^]p [ e]*k[a^]k [ u]*[a^]n [.a]), n. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp. ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe kaa guena, prop., a creeping plant that causes vomiting.] (Med. & Bot.) The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb ({Cepha[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipecacuanha — Ip e*cac u*an ha ([i^]p [ e]*k[a^]k [ u]*[a^]n [.a]), n. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp. ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe kaa guena, prop., a creeping plant that causes vomiting.] (Med. & Bot.) The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb ({Cepha[ e]lis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mexican coca — Coca Co ca, n. [Sp., fr. native name.] The dried leaf of a South American shrub ({Erythroxylon Coca}). In med., called Erythroxylon. [1913 Webster] Note: Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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