Erythroxylon coca


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Noun1.Erythroxylon coca - a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
Erythroxylon, Erythroxylum, genus Erythroxylon, genus Erythroxylum - a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Most commonly used local anaesthetics are safe preparations derived from the coca plant, Erythroxylon coca, with which we normally associate cocaine.
For thousands of years, people in South America have chewed and ingested coca leaves (Erythroxylon coca), the source of cocaine, for their stimulant effects, Barbers said.