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.

Origin of angostura bark

First recorded in 1785–95; after Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), town in central Venezuela
Also called an·gos·tu·ra. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for angostura (1 of 2)


/ (Spanish aŋɡɔsˈtura) /


the former name (1764–1846) for Ciudad Bolívar

British Dictionary definitions for angostura (2 of 2)

angostura bark

/ (ˌæŋɡəˈstjʊərə) /


the bitter aromatic bark of certain South American rutaceous trees of the genus Cusparia or Galipea, formerly used medicinally to reduce fever

Word Origin for angostura bark

c18 from Angostura
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