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1. (Plants) any small tree or shrub of the apocynaceous genus Strophanthus, of tropical Africa and Asia, having strap-shaped twisted petals. The seeds of certain species yield the drug strophanthin
2. (Plants) the seeds of any of these plants
[C19: New Latin, from Greek strophos twisted cord + anthos flower]
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|Noun||1.||strophanthus - any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Strophanthus having whorled leaves and showy flowers of various colors in dense and corymbose clusters; some have poisonous seeds|
genus Strophanthus - genus of tropical Asiatic and African shrubs and woody vines and small trees
Strophanthus kombe - plant that is a source of strophanthin