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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calumba  \Ca*lum"ba\,  n.  [from  kalumb  its  native  name  in 
  Mozambique.]  (Med.) 
  The  root  of  a  plant  ({Jateorrhiza  Calumba},  and  probably 
  {Cocculus  palmatus}),  indigenous  in  Mozambique.  It  has  an 
  unpleasantly  bitter  taste,  and  is  used  as  a  tonic  and 
  antiseptic.  [Written  also  {colombo},  {columbo},  and 
  {calombo}.] 
 
  {American  calumba},  the  {Frasera  Carolinensis},  also  called 
  {American  gentian}.  Its  root  has  been  used  in  medicine  as 
  bitter  tonic  in  place  of  calumba. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Columbo  \Co*lum"bo\,  n.  (Med.) 
  See  {Calumba}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  columbo 
  n  :  any  of  various  tall  perennial  herbs  constituting  the  genus 
  Frasera;  widely  distributed  in  warm  dry  upland  areas  of 
  the  United  States  Pacific  states  [syn:  {American  columbo}, 
  {deer's-ear},  {deer's-ears},  {pyramid  plant},  {American 
  gentian}] 




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