Nux Vomica

Strychnos nux-vomica

Synonymes :
Strychnine Tree, Kupilu, Poison Nut, Ma Qian Zi
Nux Vomica (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Latin nux (nut) and vomica (vomiting).

Noun

nux vomica (plural nuces vomicae)

  1. The strychine tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, an evergreen tree found in southeastern Asia.
  2. The fruit of Strychnos nux-vomica, which contains strychnine and brucine.
  3. A preparation made from the fruit of Strychnos nux-vomica, traditionally used as a stimulant.

Synonyms

  • (Strychnos nux-vomica): poison-nut (tree), vomit nut (tree)
  • (fruit of the tree): poison nut, vomit nut

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