Definition of rauwolfia in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /raʊˈwɒlfɪə/
Pronunciation: /raʊˈvɒlfɪə/
(also rauvolfia)


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


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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: rau|wol¦fia

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.