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angostura bark

[ang-guh-stoo r-uh, -styoo r-uh, ang-]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of angostura bark

First recorded in 1785–95; after Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), town in central Venezuela
Also called an·gos·tu·ra.
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Angostura

noun
  1. the former name (1764–1846) for Ciudad Bolívar
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angostura bark

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

c18 from Angostura
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