The term drunk could derive from morratxa, a Catalan word that refers to a bottle or vessel . Drunk is an adjective that qualifies the person that is intoxicated or that reaches that state frequently.
For example: “You are drunk again! I will not allow you to sleep in my bed ”, “A drunk driver ran over five people after a party”, “I was a drunk for twenty years, but with the support of my family I was able to recover”.
It should be noted that the drunkenness or drunkenness is a physical and mental disorder that is generated when an individual consume excess alcoholic beverages . That is why the drunk or drunk individual can also be called alcoholic when this disorder It is usual in him.
A subject who is drunk has a ethyl poisoning . This occurs when an amount of blood enters the bloodstream. alcohol that the liver fails to metabolize. Poisoning can lead to redness of the skin, difficulties in maintaining balance, problems coordinating movements, nausea and vomiting. When ethyl poisoning is acute, it can cause death since alcohol drives a depression of the central nervous system.
The drunk, in a first stage, can feel euphoric and uninhibited . That is why many people drink alcoholic beverages for social purposes. It should be noted that, although its sale and consumption are legal in most countries, alcohol is a drug that causes addiction.
The use of alcoholic beverages in certain recipes It makes certain foods or gastronomic products qualified as drunk: drunk cake , drunk cake , drunk sponge cake , etc.
On the other hand, there is a tree called ceiba speciosa, which is known in everyday speech as drunk stick. Its leaf is deciduous and comes from the tropical and subtropical jungles of the South American continent. In addition to this common name, it is also called toborochi, bottle tree, pinkwood, female Lupuna, samohu and wool tree. In his family we also found the kapok and the baobab, and another tree of its kind, the ceiba chodatii It is also known as drunk stick.
Its most outstanding feature at a glance is the shape of its trunk, which resembles a bottle ; In general, its lower third has a width much greater than the rest of the structure, with a diameter that can reach 2 meters. There it stores the liquid it needs in the dry season. With respect to its height, the normal range is between 6 and 12 meters, but there are several specimens that have reached 25 meters.
Another feature that is obvious is that it has a series of conical stingers of considerable thickness that serve to protect it. The color of its trunk is green in the youngest, since they have large amounts of chlorophyll ; Thanks to this, the drunk stick can do photosynthesis even without its leaves. As he becomes an adult, he begins to cover himself with cracked and rough veins of a darker color.
The branches of the drunk stick also have many stingers that protect them; Its orientation is usually horizontal, and its leaves have between 5 and 7 large leaflets. The flower that produces this tree is very particular: in the center it is white and turns pink as it reaches the periphery of its petals; Its diameter is between 10 and 15 centimeters and it looks similar to the hibiscus flower.
Both the hummingbirds as monarch butterflies pollinate it, since their nectar is especially attractive. In the lower latitudes, the drunk stick has flowers all year long, while in those higher than 30 ° they are only born between January and June.