- n Chiococca shrubs of tropical and subtropical New World
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n chiococca A genus of tropical plants, natural order Rubiaceæ, consisting of small, often climbing shrubs, natives of America, with funnel-shaped yellowish flowers. The fruit is a white berry with two seeds. The plants possess purgative and emetic properties, and the root of C. racemosa, known as cahinca-root, has been of repute as a diuretic.