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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 styptic weed
      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, stinking weed, Senna occidentalis, Cassia
          occidentalis]