n. a genus of climbing plants or shrubs.
Syn. -- genus Cocculus.
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Coc"cu*lus In"di*cus

(?), n. [NL. cocculus (dim. of L. coccum kermes berry) + L. Indicus of India.] (Bot.) The fruit or berry of the Anamirta Cocculus, a climbing plant of the East Indies. It is a poisonous narcotic and stimulant.
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(?), n.;
pl. Cocci (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. grain, seed. See Cochineal.] 1. (Bot.) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit.
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2. (Zol.) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (Coccus cacti).
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3. (Biol.) A form of bacteria, shaped like a globule.
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