Cal"a*bar(?), n. A district on the west coast of Africa.
Calabar bean, The of a climbing legumious plant (Physostigma venenosum), a native of tropical Africa. It is highly poisonous. It is used to produce contraction of the pupil of the eye; also in tetanus, neuralgia, and rheumatic diseases; -- called also
ordeal bean, being used by the negroes in trials for witchcraft.
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