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.

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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