guarana

[ gwahr-uh-nah, gwahr-uh-nah ]
/ ˌgwɑr əˈnɑ, ˈgwɑr əˌnɑ /

noun

a woody, climbing shrub Paullinia cupana, of the soapberry family, growing in parts of South America, having seeds that contain caffeine and are used in soft drinks.
a drink containing extract of guarana seed.

Origin of guarana

1860–65; (< Portuguese) < Tupi
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