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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jab-uh-ran-dee, -ran-dee]
    • /ˌdʒæb əˈræn di, -rænˈdi/
    • /dʒˌabɔːrˈandi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jab-uh-ran-dee, -ran-dee]
    • /ˌdʒæb əˈræn di, -rænˈdi/

Definitions of jaborandi word

  • noun plural jaborandi any of several South American shrubs belonging to the genus Pilocarpus, of the rue family. 1
  • noun plural jaborandi the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, especially P. jaborandi, containing the alkaloid pilocarpine, used in medicine. 1
  • noun jaborandi A drug made from the dried leaves of certain South American plants that contain the alkaloid pilocarpine and promote salivation when chewed. 1
  • noun jaborandi any of several tropical American rutaceous shrubs of the genus Pilocarpus, esp P. jaborandi 0
  • noun jaborandi the dried leaves of any of these plants, used to induce sweating 0
  • noun jaborandi the dried leaflets of various South American plants (genus Pilocarpus) of the rue family, that yield the alkaloid pilocarpine 0

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Origin of jaborandi

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; < Portuguese < Tupi, said to mean “one who makes saliva, one who spits”

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jaborandi popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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