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angostura bark

[ ang-guh-stoor-uh, -styoor-uh, ang- ]
/ ˈæŋ gəˈstʊər ə, -ˈstyʊər ə, ˌæŋ- /
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noun
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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Also called an·gos·tu·ra.

Origin of angostura bark

First recorded in 1785–95; after Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), town in central Venezuela
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British Dictionary definitions for angostura bark

angostura bark
/ (ˌæŋɡəˈstjʊərə) /

noun
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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