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guaco

[gwah-koh] /ˈgwɑ koʊ/
noun, plural guacos.
1.
a climbing composite plant, Mikania guaco, of tropical America.
2.
its leaves, or a substance obtained from them, sometimes used locally as an antidote for snakebites.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < American Spanish
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British Dictionary definitions for guaco

guaco

/ˈɡwɑːkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
any of several tropical American plants whose leaves are used as an antidote to snakebite, esp the climbers Mikania guaco, family Asteraceae (composites), or Aristolochia maxima (A. serpentina), family Aristolochiaceae
2.
the leaves of any of these plants
Word Origin
C19: from American Spanish
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