• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Matico (Bot) A Peruvian plant (Piperelongatum or Artanthe elongatum), allied to the pepper, the leaves of which are used as a styptic and astringent.
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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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Matico ma-tē′ko a Peruvian shrub, used in medicine as a styptic and astringent.
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