• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Monesia (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 glycyphlÅ“um. It is used as an alterative and astringent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monesia A 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.
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