One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An African vine of the genus Physostigma (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)), in which the style of the flower becomes inflated above the stigma, especially P. venenosum, the Calabar bean; (in form Physostigma) the genus itself. Also: a medicinal extract of the poisonous seed of P. venenosum, which contains the alkaloid physostigmine.
Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Physostigma, genus name from physo- + stigma.
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