cascara sagrada

[ suh-grey-duh, -grah-, -grad-uh ]
/ səˈgreɪ də, -ˈgrɑ-, -ˈgræd ə /

noun

the bark of the cascara, used as a cathartic or laxative.

Nearby words

  1. cascade range,
  2. cascade stomach,
  3. cascades,
  4. cascading style sheet,
  5. cascara,
  6. cascarilla,
  7. casco bay,
  8. case,
  9. case bay,
  10. case card

Origin of cascara sagrada

1880–85; < Spanish: literally, sacred bark

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British Dictionary definitions for cascara sagrada

cascara sagrada

/ (səˈɡrɑːdə) /

noun

the dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, used as a stimulant and laxativeOften shortened to: cascara

Word Origin for cascara sagrada

Spanish, literally: sacred bark

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