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cascara sagrada

[suh-grey-duh, -grah-, -grad-uh]
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noun
  1. cascara.
  2. the bark of the cascara, used as a cathartic or laxative.
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Origin of cascara sagrada

1880–85; < Spanish: literally, sacred bark
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British Dictionary definitions for cascara sagrada

cascara sagrada

noun
  1. the dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, used as a stimulant and laxativeOften shortened to: cascara
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Word Origin

Spanish, literally: sacred bark
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