Cahinca root

Cahinca root

Ca*hin"ca root`\ [Written also cainca root.] [See Cahincic.] (Bot.) The root of an American shrub (Chiococca racemosa), found as far north as Florida Keys, from which cahincic acid is obtained; also, the root of the South American Chiococca anguifuga, a celebrated antidote for snake poison.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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