bearwood

[ bair-woo d ]
/ ˈbɛərˌwʊd /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bearish,
  2. bearishly,
  3. bearnaise,
  4. bearpaw,
  5. bearskin,
  6. beas,
  7. beast,
  8. beast epic,
  9. beast of burden,
  10. beast of prey

Origin of bearwood

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; bear2 + wood1

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Examples from the Web for bearwood

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British Dictionary definitions for bearwood

bearwood

/ (ˈbɛəˌwʊd) /

noun

another name for cascara (def. 2)
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