Definition of monesia in US English:

monesia

noun

Pharmacology
  • A vegetable extract obtained from the bark of the Brazilian tree Chrysophyllum glyciphloeum (family Sapotaceae), formerly used to treat diarrhoea, dyspepsia, catarrhal conditions, and ulcers.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From French monésia, probably fromBrazilian Portuguese monésia, further etymology unknown.