n.1.(Pharm.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphlœum. It is used as an alterative and astringent.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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