Definition of ephedra in English:

ephedra

Line breaks: eph|edra
Pronunciation: /ɛˈfɛdrə
 
/

noun

An evergreen shrub of warm arid regions which has trailing or climbing stems and tiny scale-like leaves.
  • Family Ephedraceae and genus Ephedra
More example sentences
  • The vegetation is a mix of grasses, annual herbs and isolated patches of mesquite, cholla, ephedra and yucca.
  • She had been taking a weight-loss product containing caffeine and the herb ephedra on-and-off for three years.
  • But some featured other herbs containing ephedrine, the active ingredient in the herb ephedra.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin, 'equisetum' (which it resembles), from Greek.

Definition of ephedra in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something