ipom[oe]a tuberosa


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Seven \Sev"en\, a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon,
   seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun,
   G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj["o], Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith.
   septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L.
   septem, Gr. ???, Skr. saptan. [root]305. Cf. Hebdomad,
   Heptagon, September.]
   One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one
   week.
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   Seven sciences. See the Note under Science, n., 4.

   Seven stars (Astron.), the Pleiades.

   Seven wonders of the world. See under Wonders.

   Seven-year apple (Bot.), a rubiaceous shrub ({Genipa
      clusiifolia}) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible
      fruit.

   Seven-year vine (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant
      (Ipom[oe]a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jalap \Jal"ap\, n. [F., fr. Sp. jalapa; -- so called from
   Jalapa, a town in Mexico, whence it was first obtained.]
   (Med.)
   The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipom[oe]a purga (or
   Exogonium purga) of the family Convolvulaceae, a climber
   much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and
   powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative
   (cathartic) medicines, and are also called jalap. Other
   species of Ipom[oe]a yield several inferior kinds of jalap,
   as the Ipom[oe]a Orizabensis, and Ipom[oe]a tuberosa.
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   False jalap, the root of Mirabilis Jalapa, four-o'clock,
      or marvel of Peru.
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