HyperDic: calabar_bean

English > 1 sense of the expression calabar bean:
NOUNplantcalabar bean, ordeal beandark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine
English > calabar bean: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningdark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft.
Synonymordeal bean
Part ofcalabar-bean vine, Physostigma venenosumTropical African woody vine yielding calabar beans
BroaderbeanAny of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

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