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[bair-woo d]
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  1. a buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, the bark of which yields the drug cascara sagrada.
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Origin of bearwood

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; bear2 + wood1
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  • I sent your gift-books of Hawthorne, yesterday, to the Walters of Bearwood, who had never heard of them!

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British Dictionary definitions for bearwood


  1. another name for cascara (def. 2)
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