bearwood

[ bair-wood ]
/ ˈbɛərˌwʊd /

noun

a buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, the bark of which yields the drug cascara sagrada.

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Origin of bearwood

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; bear2 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for bearwood

bearwood
/ (ˈbɛəˌwʊd) /

noun

another name for cascara (def. 2)
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