Ca*lum"ba(?), n. [from kalumb, its native name in Mozambique.] (Med.) The root of a plant (Jateorrhiza Calumba, and probably Cocculus palmatus), indigenous in Mozambique. It has an unpleasantly bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and antiseptic.
American calumba, the Frasera Carolinensis, also called
American gentian. Its root has been used in medicine as bitter tonic in place of calumba.
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