cascara sagrada

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cascara sa·gra·da

The dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.

[American Spanish cáscara sagrada : Spanish cáscara, bark; see cascara buckthorn + Spanish sagrada, sacred.]

cascara sagrada

(Pharmacology) the dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, used as a stimulant and laxative. Often shortened to: cascara
[Spanish, literally: sacred bark]

cascar′a sa•gra′da

(səˈgreɪ də, -ˈgrɑ-)
2. the bark of the cascara, used as a laxative.
[1880–85; < Sp: literally, sacred bark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cascara sagrada - dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
bearberry, bearwood, cascara buckthorn, chittamwood, chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus - shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

cas·car·a sa·gra·da

n. cáscara sagrada, corteza de la planta Rhamnus purshiana, comúnmente usada como medicamento en casos de estreñimiento crónico.

cascara sagrada

n (bot) cáscara sagrada
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