the poisonous, disklike seed of an Asiatic
tree (Strychnos nux-vomica
) of the logania family, containing strychnine, brucine, and other alkaloids
a medicine made from the seed, formerly used as a heart stimulant
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.