[ang-guh-stoo r-uh, -styoo r-uh, ang-]
- 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.
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Finish with Angostura bitters and garnish with a lemon wheel.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
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It was on the banks of the Orinoco, near the city of Angostura.The Western World
They say the Mexicans made him President for the battle of Angostura.Ahead of the Army
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This is the recipe:—Aperitl, cane syrup, and a dash of Angostura.
Ten drops of Angostura in a liqueur-glass, filled up with orange bitters.Cakes & Ale
On the 15th of February, 1819, congress was installed at Angostura.
- the former name (1764–1846) for Ciudad Bolívar
- the bitter aromatic bark of certain South American rutaceous trees of the genus Cusparia or Galipea, formerly used medicinally to reduce fever
c18 from Angostura
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