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n. pl. jab·o·ran·dis
1. Any of several tropical American shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, especially P. microphyllus, whose dried leaves yield the medicinal alkaloid pilocarpine.
2. The dried leaves of any of these plants.
[Portuguese and American Spanish, from Tupí, one that spits.]
1. (Plants) any of several tropical American rutaceous shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, esp P. jaborandi
2. (Plants) the dried leaves of any of these plants, used to induce sweating
[C19: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani yaborandí]
jab•o•ran•di(ˌdʒæb əˈræn di, -rænˈdi)
n., pl. -dis.
any of several South American shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, of the rue family, the leaflets of which yield pilocarpine, used in medicine.
[1870–75; < Portuguese]