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Asclepias CurassavicaIpecacuanha Ip`e*cac`u*an"ha, n. [Pg. ipecacuanha (cf. Sp.
ipecacuana); fr. Braz. ipe-kaa-guena, prop., a creeping plant
that causes vomiting.] (Med. & Bot.)
The root of a Brazilian rubiaceous herb (Cepha["e]lis
Ipecacuanha), largely employed as an emetic; also, the plant
itself; also, a medicinal extract of the root. Many other
plants are used as a substitutes; among them are the black or
Peruvian ipecac (Psychotria emetica), the white ipecac
(Ionidium Ipecacuanha), the bastard or wild ipecac
(Asclepias Curassavica), and the undulated ipecac
(Richardsonia scabra). CurassowCurassow Cu*ras"sow (k?-r?s"s?), n. [Native name in Brazil.]
A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax,
Ourax, etc., of the family Cracid[ae].
Note: The crested curassow (Crax alector) is black, and
about the size of a small hen-turkey, with an erectile
crest of curled feathers. It ranges from Mexico to
Brazil. The galeated curassow or cushew bird (Ourax
Pauxi) is similar in size, and has a large, hollow,
blue, pear-shaped protuberance on the head. Paullinia CurassavicaSupple-jack Sup"ple-jack`, n. (Bot.)
(a) A climbing shrub (Berchemia volubilus) of the Southern
United States, having a tough and pliable stem.
(b) A somewhat similar tropical American plant (Paullinia
Curassavica); also, a walking stick made from its stem.
He was in form and spirit like a supple-jack, . . .
yielding, but tough; though he bent, he never
broke. --W. Irving.
Note: This name is given to various plants of similar habit
in different British colonies.
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