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rauwolfia

Syllabification: rau·wol·fi·a
Pronunciation: /rouˈwo͝olfēə, rôˈwo͝ol-
 
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(also rauvolfia)

Definition of rauwolfia in English:

noun

A tropical shrub or small tree, some kinds of which are cultivated for the medicinal drugs that they yield.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Leonhard Rauwolf (died 1596), German botanist.

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