Definition of rauwolfia in English:

rauwolfia

(also rauvolfia)

Pronunciation /rôˈwo͝ol-//rouˈwo͝olfēə/

noun

  • A tropical shrub or small tree, some kinds of which are cultivated for the medicinal drugs that they yield.

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Leonhard Rauwolf (died 1596), German botanist.

Pronunciation

rauwolfia

/rôˈwo͝ol-//rouˈwo͝olfēə/