nuxvomica

nux vom·i·ca (nŭks vŏmʹĭ-kə) n.
A tree (Strychnos nux-vomica) native to southeast Asia, having poisonous seeds that are the source of the medicinal alkaloids strychnine and brucine.
  [Medieval Latin : Latin nux, nut + Medieval Latin vomica, feminine of vomicus, emetic (from Latin vomere, to vomit. See wemə-.]

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