Guaco

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Guaco (Bot) A plant (Aristolochia anguicida) of Carthagena, used as an antidote to serpent bites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n guaco The Mikania Guaco, a climbing composite of tropical America; also, a medicinal substance consisting of, or an aromatic bitter obtained from, the leaves of this plant. Guaco is reputed to be an antidote to the poison of serpents, and was at one time considered a remedy for cholera and hydrophobia. It has also been proposed as a cure for cancer.
    • n guaco The Aristolochia maxima of tropical America, employed as a remedy for the bites of serpents.
    • n guaco Same as huaco.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

They feed on the fig, wild guaco, and other fruit-trees.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
THE GUACO AND THE CORAL SNAKE.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
THE GUACO AND THE CORAL SNAKE.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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