Entry voafotsy (voa, fotsy)
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   voankazo avy amin' ny hazo kely maniry; fanao fisotro mahasalama ny raviny raha ampangotrahina. [Rajemisa 1985]
   [Betsileo] fandramana [Rajemisa 1985]
   [Sakalava] kirandrambavy [Rajemisa 1985]
English definition   a shrub, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea; also employed for strangury and gonorrhea. A decoction of the same is used in cases of ascites. Aphloia theaeformis, Benn., same as fandramanana [Richardson 1885]
   [Betsimisaraka] Also Psychotria obtusifolia, Lam., same as kirandrambehivavy [Richardson 1885]
   [Sihanaka] also a species of Alsodeia. [Richardson 1885]
   a plant used to make a kind of tea [Hallanger 1973]
French definition   arbuste dont les feuilles servent à faire une boisson comme celle du thé. Aphloia theaeformis, Benn. [Abinal 1888]
   plante pour faire le thé [Hallanger 1974]
Vocabulary  
Scientific name   Aphloia theaeformis, Psychotria obtusifolia, Alsodeia
Synonyms   fandramanana ~ kirandrambavy ~ kirandrambehivavy ~ ravimboafotsy

Entry voafotsy (fotsy)
Part of speech   past participle
English definition   whitened, cleaned. [Richardson 1885]
French definition   blanchi, approprié [Abinal 1888]
Synonyms   nofonotsy

Updated on 2013/09/10