Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n matico A plant, Piper angustifolium (Artanthe elongata), natural order Piperaceæ. In Peru it has long enjoyed a high reputation for styptic and aphrodisiac properties. It is an aromatic tonic and stimulant, and acts like cubebs on the urinary passages. A species of Eupatorium (E. glutinosum) has the same name.
- n matico Same as mataco.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Matico ma-tē′ko a Peruvian shrub, used in medicine as a styptic and astringent.