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SPECIES OF PLANT
Nux vomica; Strychnos nux vomica; Nux. vom.; Nux. Vom.; Nux-vomica; Nux vomica (herbalism); Vomica; Strychnine tree; Quaker buttons
  • Seedling of nux vomica
  • Seeds of ''S. nux-vomica''
  • Bark of ''Strychnos nux-vomica''

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[n?ks'v?m?k?]
¦ noun a spiny southern Asian tree with berry-like fruit and toxic seeds that contain strychnine. [Strychnos nux-vomica.]
Origin
ME: from med. L., from L. nux 'nut' + vomica 'causing vomiting'.
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·- The seed of Strychnos Nuxvomica, a tree which abounds on the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of the East Indies. From this seed the deadly poisons known as strychnine and brucine are obtained. The seeds are sometimes called Quaker buttons.
Vomica         
·noun An abscess cavity in the lungs.
II. Vomica ·noun An abscess in any other parenchymatous organ.

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Strychnos nux-vomica

Strychnos nux-vomica, the strychnine tree, also known as nux vomica, poison fruit, semen strychnos, and quaker buttons, is a deciduous tree native to India and to southeast Asia. It is a medium-sized tree in the family Loganiaceae that grows in open habitats. Its leaves are ovate and 5–9 centimetres (2–3.5 in) in size. It is known for being the natural source of the extremely poisonous compound strychnine.