Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
1650s (n.), 1660s (adj.), from French émétique (16c.), from Latin emeticus, from Greek emetikos "causing vomiting," from emesis "vomiting," from emein "to vomit," from PIE *weme- "to spit, vomit" (see vomit (v.)).
emetic e·met·ic (ĭ-mět'ĭk)
An agent that causes vomiting. adj.