[ 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
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Examples from the Web for pareira
It should be given in conjunction with the infusions of uva ursi, Pareira brava, or buchu.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The root furnishes the Pareira brava of druggists, which is used in medicine.
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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