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angostura bark

[ang-guh-stoo r-uh, -styoo r-uh, ang-] /ˈæŋ gəˈstʊər ə, -ˈstyʊər ə, ˌæŋ-/
the bitter, aromatic bark of either of two South American citrus trees, Galipea officinalis or G. cusparia, used in medicine and in the preparation of liqueurs and bitters.
Also called angostura.
Origin of angostura bark
First recorded in 1785-95; after Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), town in central Venezuela Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for angostura bark

angostura bark

the bitter aromatic bark of certain South American rutaceous trees of the genus Cusparia or Galipea, formerly used medicinally to reduce fever
Word Origin
c18 from Angostura
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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