Brechnuss (Nux Vomica)

Brechnuss (Strychnos nux-vomica)

Synonyme:
Strychninbaum, Kupilu, Giftnuss, Ma Qian Zi
Nux Vomica (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Latin nux (nut) and vomica (vomiting).

Noun

nux vomica (plural nuces vomicae)

  1. The strychine tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, an evergreen tree found in southeastern Asia.
  2. The fruit of Strychnos nux-vomica, which contains strychnine and brucine.
  3. A preparation made from the fruit of Strychnos nux-vomica, traditionally used as a stimulant.

Synonyms

  • (Strychnos nux-vomica): poison-nut (tree), vomit nut (tree)
  • (fruit of the tree): poison nut, vomit nut

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