Medicinal vs Ipecacuanha - What's the difference?

medicinal | ipecacuanha |


As nouns the difference between medicinal and ipecacuanha

is that medicinal is any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes while ipecacuanha is a flowering plant, psychotria ipecacuanha , the root of which has medicinal uses.

As an adjective medicinal

is having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.

medicinal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.
  • See also

    * salutary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
  • Anagrams

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    ipecacuanha

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A flowering plant, Psychotria ipecacuanha , the root of which has medicinal uses.
  • The powdered root of this plant, used as an emetic; ipecac.