Definition of hoodia in English:

hoodia

noun

  • A southern African cactus from which a compound that acts as an appetite suppressant is derived.

    • ‘The ideal time to take hoodia is 30-60 minutes before each meal.’
    • ‘I no longer take hoodia because I now know how much I should be eating to maintain my weight and no longer eat huge meals.’
    • ‘The active ingredient in hoodia is a compound called P57.’

Origin

Early 20th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Hood, the surname of an English plant grower.

Pronunciation

hoodia

/ˈho͝odēə/