Styp·tic a. Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [Written also stiptic.]
Styptic weed Bot., an American leguminous herb (Cassia occidentalis) closely related to the wild senna.
n : very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have
been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes
classified in genus Cassia [syn: coffee senna, mogdad
coffee, styptic weed, stinking weed, Senna