HyperDic: rauvolfia

English > 1 sense of the word rauvolfia:
NOUNplantrauvolfia, rauwolfiaany shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers
English > rauvolfia: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives.
Synonymrauwolfia
Member ofgenus Rauwolfia, genus Rauvolfiapantropical genus of somewhat poisonous shrubs and small trees
Narrowersnakewood, Rauwolfia serpentinaEast Indian climbing shrub with twisted limbs and roots resembling serpents
Broadershrub, bushA low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Spanishrauvolfia, rauwolfia
Catalanrauvolfia

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