Damiana

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Damiana (Med) A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac.☞ There are several varieties derived from different plants, esp. from a species of Turnera and from Bigelovia veneta. Wood & Bache.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n damiana A drug consisting of the leaves of certain Mexican plants, species of Turnera, chiefly T. microphylla and T. diffusa, and Bigelovia veneta, supposed to have tonic and stimulant properties.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; of uncertain origin

Usage

In literature:

The elder of these daughters was Rosa, and the younger was Damiana.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
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In news:

At 107 years old, Damiana B Juan - who could be Maui's oldest living person - said her secret to living a long life is believing in God.
If Viagra isn't your bag, maybe damiana leaf is.
Damiana Bareng Juan, 107, of Kahului, Maui, passed away on November 8, 2012, at her home under Hospice care.
Damiana 's Best Cellars wine bar adopts bistro menu.
Damiana 's Best Cellars changed its certification from a tavern license to a restaurant license.
The Damiana flower of Northern Mexico.
For Valentine's Day, Casa Oaxaca in Adams Morgan is serving a special romantic cocktail made with damiana, a Mexican flower the Mayans and Aztecs believed to be an aphrodisiac, effective for both men and women.
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In science:

The NR computations were performed with the Damiana, Belladonna and Peyote clusters of the Albert Einstein Institute, the Doppler and Kepler clusters at the University of Jena, as well as at LRZ Munich and HLRS, Stuttgart.
A template bank for gravitational waveforms from coalescing binary black holes: non-spinning binaries
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