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 Alsodeia, Aphloia theaeformis, Psychotria obtusifolia
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

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