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pareira

[ puh-rair-uh ]
/ pəˈrɛər ə /
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noun
the root of a South American vine, Chondodendron tomentosum, used as a source of curare, a diuretic, etc.
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Origin of pareira

First recorded in 1705–15; short for pareira brava
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British Dictionary definitions for pareira

pareira
/ (pəˈrɛərə) /

noun
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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