Definition for PSEU-DO-CHI'NA

PSEU-DO-CHI'NA, n. [Gr. ψευδος, and Fr. quina, kina, or china, Peruvian-bark.]

The false China root, a plant of the genus Smilax, found in America. Also a species of Strychnos and a species of Solanum. In the spelling of this name ch and c are used indiscriminately.

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