[ puh-rair-uh ]
/ pəˈrɛər ə /


the root of a South American vine, Chondodendron tomentosum, used as a source of curare, a diuretic, etc.

Origin of pareira

First recorded in 1705–15; short for pareira brava Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pareira


/ (pəˈrɛərə) /


the root of a South American menispermaceous climbing plant, Chondrodendron tomentosum, used as a diuretic, tonic, and as a source of curare

Word Origin for pareira

C18: from Portuguese pareira brava, literally: wild vine
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