Calumba
Calumba Ca*lum"ba, n. [from kalumb, its native name in Mozambique.] (Med.) The root of a plant ({Jateorrhiza Calumba}, and probably {Cocculus palmatus}), indigenous in Mozambique. It has an unpleasantly bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and antiseptic. [Written also {colombo}, {columbo}, and {calombo}.] [1913 Webster]

{American calumba}, the {Frasera Carolinensis}, also called {American gentian}. Its root has been used in medicine as bitter tonic in place of calumba. [1913 Webster]


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  • calumba — The dried root of Jateorrhiza palmata (family Menispermaceae), a tall climbing vine of east Africa; used as a bitter tonic. * * * ca·lum·ba kə ləm bə or co·lom·bo (.)bō n the root of an African plant (Jatrorrhiza palmata of the family… …   Medical dictionary

  • calumba — skiautėtasis vaistras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mėnuliasėklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Jateorhiza palmata), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Jateorhiza palmata angl. calumba; Colombo šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • calumba — ca·lum·ba …   English syllables

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  • American calumba — Calumba Ca*lum ba, n. [from kalumb, its native name in Mozambique.] (Med.) The root of a plant ({Jateorrhiza Calumba}, and probably {Cocculus palmatus}), indigenous in Mozambique. It has an unpleasantly bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jateorrhiza Calumba — Calumba Ca*lum ba, n. [from kalumb, its native name in Mozambique.] (Med.) The root of a plant ({Jateorrhiza Calumba}, and probably {Cocculus palmatus}), indigenous in Mozambique. It has an unpleasantly bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jateorhiza calumba — Taxobox | name = Jateorhiza calumba regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Menispermaceae genus = Jateorhiza species = J. calumba binomial = Jateorhiza calumba binomial authority = Miers… …   Wikipedia

  • false calumba — stambialapė vijuotė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mėnuliasėklinių šeimos prieskoninis augalas (Coscinium fenestratum), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Coscinium fenestratum angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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