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calabar


calabar


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calabar  \Cal"a*bar\,  n. 
  A  district  on  the  west  coast  of  Africa. 
 
  {Calabar  bean},  The  of  a  climbing  legumious  plant 
  ({Physostigma  venenosum}),  a  native  of  tropical  Africa.  It 
  is  highly  poisonous.  It  is  used  to  produce  contraction  of 
  the  pupil  of  the  eye;  also  in  tetanus,  neuralgia,  and 
  rheumatic  diseases;  --  called  also  {ordeal  bean},  being 
  used  by  the  negroes  in  trials  for  witchcraft.