- 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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Examples from the Web for guarana
One of the staple productions of the Upper Amazon is the guarana.The Western World
In Paraguay tea, or mat as it is called in Brazil, and in Guarana, it exists in the proportion of 13 per cent.
Salicin,62 ergot, guarana, have all been spoken of by enthusiasts as possessing valuable properties in diarrhoea.
What is commonly known as guarana, guarana bread or Brazilian cocoa, is prepared from the seeds as follows.
After drying by artificial or solar heat, the guarana is packed between broad leaves in sacks or baskets.