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angostura bark

[ang-guh-stoo r-uh, -styoo r-uh, ang-]
  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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British Dictionary definitions for angostura bark

angostura bark

  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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