/ˌɪpəkækjuˈænə/ (say .ipuhkakyooh'anuh)

1. the dried root of a small shrubby South American plant, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, used as an emetic, purgative, etc.
2. a drug consisting of the root of this plant.
3. the plant itself.
Also, ipecac /ˈɪpəkæk/ (say 'ipuhkak). {Portuguese, from Tupi ipe-kaa-guéne, from ipeh low + kaâ leaves + guéne vomit}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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