crampbark


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crampbark

(ˈkræmpˌbɑːk)
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1. (Plants) a large deciduous shrub, Viburnum opulus, of the Caprifoliaceae family, native to Europe and eastern parts of North America. Also called: guelder rose or American cranberry
2. (Complementary Medicine) the bark of the Viburnum opulus shrub, commonly used in antispasmodic remedies
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Noun1.crampbark - deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berriescrampbark - deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berries
genus Viburnum, Viburnum - deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-wood; wayfaring tree
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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A close relative of Black Haw from Europe is Crampbark (Viburnum opulus).