Ipomoea purga
Jalap Jal"ap, n. [F., fr. Sp. jalapa; -- so called from Jalapa, a town in Mexico, whence it was first obtained.] (Med.) The tubers of the Mexican plant {Ipom[oe]a purga} (or {Exogonium purga}) of the family {Convolvulaceae}, a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative (cathartic) medicines, and are also called jalap. Other species of {Ipom[oe]a} yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the {Ipom[oe]a Orizabensis}, and {Ipom[oe]a tuberosa}. [1913 Webster]

{False jalap}, the root of {Mirabilis Jalapa}, four-o'clock, or marvel of Peru. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ipomoea purga — Jalape Jalape (Ipomoea purga), Illustration aus Koehler 1887 Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Ro …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ipomoea purga — vaistinis sukutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vijoklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Ipomoea purga), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ipomoea purga angl. jalap vok. Jalape isp. jalapa; mechoacán port. jalapa šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Ipomoea purga — ID 42608 Symbol Key IPPU6 Common Name jalap Family Convolvulaceae 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

  • Ipomoea purga — Ipomoeic Ip o*m[oe] ic ([i^]p [ o]*m[=e] [i^]k), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of convolvulin (obtained from jalap, the tubers of {Ipom[oe]a purga}), and identical in most of its properties with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea purga (Wender.) Hayne — Symbol IPPU6 Common Name jalap Botanical Family Convolvulaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Ipomoea purga (Wender.) Hayne — Symbol IPPU6 Common Name jalap Botanical Family Convolvulaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Ipomoea — is also an album by the ethereal wave band Love Spirals Downwards, and a short story by John Rackham, published by Ace Books in 1969. Ipomoea Ipomoea carnea, called canudo de pita in Brazil …   Wikipedia

  • Ipomoea — Prunkwinden Ipomoea purga, Illustration aus Koehler 1887 Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenp …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ipomoea — Ipomée Ipomées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ipomoea alba — Ipomée Ipomées …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”