from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rambling or climbing shrub of the dogbane family, Strophanthus Kombe, native of East Africa. It furnishes a part of the officinal Strophanthus seeds used in medicine. See Strophanthus.


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  • Lianas and climbers are also common in the understory, including Combretum elaeagnoides, C. celastroides, Dalbergia martinii, Acacia ataxacantha, Friesodielsia obovata, and Strophanthus kombe.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands 2008

  • These latter are derived from a plant, Strophanthus kombe, and they act in a quite different way.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow Wade Davis 1985


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