[ muh-nee-zhuh ]
/ məˈni ʒə /
a preparation extracted from the bark of a South American tree, Pradosia lactescens, and used chiefly as an astringent and as an expectorant.
Origin of monesia
First recorded in 1835–45; origin obscure
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