hoodia(redirected from African hoodia cactus)
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Related to African hoodia cactus: Hoodia gordonii
1. Any of various succulents of the genus Hoodia native to desert areas of southwest Africa.
2. A preparation made from any of these plants, especially from the species Hoodia gordonii, purported to suppress the appetite after being ingested.
[After an English collector of succulents with the surname Hood (fl. 1820s).]
(Plants) any of several succulent asclepiadaceous plants of the genus Hoodia, of southern Africa, the sap of which suppresses appetite