[ 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.
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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
Words nearby angostura bark
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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