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ca·lum·ba

or  co*lom*bo  n :  the root of an African plant (Jatrorrhiza palmata of the family Menispermaceae) that contains the bitter principle columbin and is used as a tonic - called also calumba root , colombo root  .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  clam·my  coe·lom  col·lum  colombo 

 
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