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passiflora

Pronunciation: pas'i-flo'ra

Definition: The passion-flower, Passiflora incarnata (family Passifloraceae), a climbing herb of the southern U.S.; the dried flowering and fruiting top has been used in neuralgia, dysmenorrhea, and insomnia, and topically for hemorrhoids and burns.

[L. passio, passion, + flos (flor-), flower]

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