nMonesia(Pharm) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphlœum. It is used as an alterative and astringent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nmonesiaA vegetable extract thought to be derived from the bark of Chrysophyllum glyciphlœum, exported from Brazil in hard thick cakes. It seems to have some stomachic, alterative, and astringent properties.