Definition of Jalap:
- The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga ( or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning- glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.
- "Amusement Only", Richard Marsh.
- "Melody The Story of a Child", Laura E. Richards.
Then he caught a glimpse of another fellow with sly face and laughing eyes; the name had vanished, but he was the boy who put jalap in the music- master's coffee, and received a penny from five or six others who thus escaped a lesson.- "A Prisoner in Fairyland", Algernon Blackwood.