nux vomica
noun (plural nux vomica) Etymology: New Latin, literally, emetic nut Date: 14th century 1. the poisonous disk-shaped seed of a tree (Strychnos nux-vomica of the family Loganiaceae) of southern Asia that contains several alkaloids and especially strychnine and brucine; also the tree yielding nux vomica 2. a drug containing nux vomica

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