Cahinca root
Cahinca root Ca*hin"ca root` [Written also {cainca root}.] [See {Cahincic}.] (Bot.) The root of an American shrub ({Chiococca racemosa}), found as far north as Florida Keys, from which cahincic acid is obtained; also, the root of the South American {Chiococca anguifuga}, a celebrated antidote for snake poison. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cahinca root — ca·hin·ca root kə hiŋ kə also ca·in·ca root kə iŋ kə n 1) the root of a tropical American shrub (Chiococca alba) used medicinally as a purgative and diuretic 2) the root of a So. American shrub (Chiococca anguifuga) used as an antidote for snake… …   Medical dictionary

  • cahinca root — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cainca root — Cahinca root Ca*hin ca root [Written also {cainca root}.] [See {Cahincic}.] (Bot.) The root of an American shrub ({Chiococca racemosa}), found as far north as Florida Keys, from which cahincic acid is obtained; also, the root of the South… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cainca root — variant of cahinca root …   Useful english dictionary

  • ca|hin|ca root — «kuh HIHNG kuh», the root of any one of certain shrubs of the madder family, found in tropical America. It has been used in the treatment of snakebite, and as a diuretic. ╂[< Portuguese (Brazil) cahinca, probably < Tupi] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chiococca anguifuga — Cahinca root Ca*hin ca root [Written also {cainca root}.] [See {Cahincic}.] (Bot.) The root of an American shrub ({Chiococca racemosa}), found as far north as Florida Keys, from which cahincic acid is obtained; also, the root of the South… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chiococca racemosa — Cahinca root Ca*hin ca root [Written also {cainca root}.] [See {Cahincic}.] (Bot.) The root of an American shrub ({Chiococca racemosa}), found as far north as Florida Keys, from which cahincic acid is obtained; also, the root of the South… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chiococca — noun shrubs of tropical and subtropical New World • Syn: ↑genus Chiococca • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae, ↑madder family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chiococca alba — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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