jalap
noun Etymology: French & Spanish; French jalap, from Spanish jalapa, from Jalapa, Mexico Date: 1644 1. a. the dried tuberous root of a Mexican plant (Ipomoea purga syn. Exogonium purga) of the morning-glory family; also a powdered purgative drug prepared from it that contains resinous glycosides b. the root or derived drug of plants related to the one supplying jalap 2. a plant yielding jalap

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  • jalap — jalap …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • jalap — [ ʒalap ] n. m. • 1654; esp. Jalapa, nom d une ville mexicaine ♦ Plante d Amérique (convolvulacées) dont le tubercule renferme une gomme résineuse utilisée comme purgatif; cette résine. ● jalap nom masculin (espagnol jalapa, de Jalapa, nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jalap — is a cathartic drug consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomoea purga , a convolvulaceous plant growing on the eastern declivities of the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico at an elevation of 5000 to 8000 ft. above sea level, more especially about… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jalap — [jal′əp] n. [Fr < Sp jalapa, after JALAPA, whence it is imported] 1. the dried root of a Mexican vine (Ipomoea purga) of the morning glory family, formerly used as a purgative 2. a resin obtained from this root 3. the plant bearing this root 4 …   English World dictionary

  • JALAP — s. m. (On prononce le P.) Plante dont la fleur ressemble à celle du liseron, et dont la racine, qu on appelle également Jalap, est un purgatif violent. Racine, résine de jalap. Prendre du jalap. On nomme aussi cette plante Belle de nuit …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • JALAP — n. m. Sorte de convolvulus dont la fleur ressemble à celle du liseron et dont la racine, qu’on appelle également Jalap, est un purgatif violent. Racine de jalap. Sirop de jalap …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • jalap — The dried tuberous root of Exogonium purga, E. jalapa, or Ipomoea purga (family Convolvulaceae); used as a cathartic. [Jalapa or Xalapa, a Mexican city from where the drug was exported] * * * jal·ap jal əp, jäl n 1 a) the dried tuberous root of a …   Medical dictionary

  • jalap — (ja lap ) s. m. 1°   Plante qui appartient à la famille des convolvulacées, exogonium purga (Bentham), convolvulus officinalis (Pelletan), ipomaea purga (Choisy). 2°   La racine de cette plante. Le jalap est un bon purgatif. •   Le jalap est un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • jalap — 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)

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