Definition of yohimbe in English:

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Pronunciation: /yōˈhimbā/ /-bē/


A tropical West African tree of the bedstraw family, from which the drug yohimbine is obtained.
  • Pausinystalia johimbe, family Rubiaceae.
Example sentences
  • They contain herbal ingredients such as yohimbe, ginseng, ginkgo and some that I have never heard of before.
  • The tablets are said to include ginseng and yohimbe bark.


Late 19th century: a local word.

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Syllabification: yo·him·be

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