angostura bark

noun
the bitter bark of a South American tree; used in medicines and liqueurs and bitters
Syn: ↑angostura
Hypernyms: ↑bark

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\\|aŋgə|st(y)u̇rə-, |aiŋ-, -ürə\ noun also angostura (-s)
Etymology: probably translation of American Spanish corteza de Angostura, literally, bark of Angostura, from Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), river port in Venezuela
: an aromatic bitter bark used as a tonic and antipyretic and obtained from either of two So. American trees (Galipea officinalis and Cusparia trifoliata) of the family Rutaceae, the latter yielding Brazilian angostura bark

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/ang"geuh stoor"euh, -styoor"euh, ang'-/
the bitter, aromatic bark of either of two South American citrus trees, Galipea officinalis or G. cusparia, used in medicine and in the preparation of liqueurs and bitters. Also called angostura.
[1785-95; after Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar), town in central Venezuela]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Angostura bark — Angostura An gos*tu ra, Angostura bark An gos*tu ra bark ([aum][ng] g[o^]s*t[=oo] r[.a] b[aum]rk ). [From Angostura, in Venezuela.] A bitter aromatic bark, obtained from a South American tree of the rue family ({Galipea cusparia}, or {Galipea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angostura (bark) — or angostura [an′jə nōs΄aŋ΄gəs toor′ə, an΄gəstyoor′ə; an΄gəs to͞or′ə, an΄gəs tyoor′ə] n. 〚after Angostura (former name of CIUDAD BOLÍVAR), lit. (in Sp), narrow pass: so named because located on the narrows of the Orinoco River〛 the bitter… …   Universalium

  • angostura (bark) — or angostura [an′jə nōs΄aŋ΄gəs toor′ə, an΄gəstyoor′ə; an΄gəs to͞or′ə, an΄gəs tyoor′ə] n. [after Angostura (former name of CIUDAD BOLÍVAR), lit. (in Sp), narrow pass: so named because located on the narrows of the Orinoco River] the bitter… …   English World dictionary

  • angostura bark — an′gos•tu′ra bark′ [[t]ˈæŋ gəˈstʊər ə, ˈstyʊər ə, ˌæŋ [/t]] n. pln the bitter, aromatic bark of either of two South American citrus trees, Galipea officinalis or G. cusparia, used in medicine and in the preparation of liqueurs and bitters. Also… …   From formal English to slang

  • angostura bark — /ang geuh stoor euh, styoor euh, ang / the bitter, aromatic bark of either of two South American citrus trees, Galipea officinalis or G. cusparia, used in medicine and in the preparation of liqueurs and bitters. Also called angostura. [1785 95;… …   Universalium

  • angostura bark — /ˌæŋgəstʃurə ˈbak/ (say .angguhschoohruh bahk) noun the bitter aromatic bark of a South American tree, Galipea officinalis, supposedly valuable as a tonic. Also, angostura. {from Angostura, former name of Ciudad Bolívar, a town in eastern… …   Australian English dictionary

  • angostura bark — an·gos·tu·ra bark .aŋ gə st(y)u̇r ə n the aromatic bitter bark of either of two So. American trees (Galipea officinalis and Cusparia trifoliata) of the rue family used esp. formerly as a tonic and antipyretic called also angostura …   Medical dictionary

  • false angostura bark — noun : the bark of the nux vomica tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angostura — may refer to;Things* Angostura (genus), a plant genus in the Rutaceae family *Angostura bitters *House of Angostura, a company manufacturing angostura bitters. *Angostura bark, a spice made from the bark of the tree Cusparia febrifuga . The… …   Wikipedia

  • Angostura — An gos*tu ra, Angostura bark An gos*tu ra bark ([aum][ng] g[o^]s*t[=oo] r[.a] b[aum]rk ). [From Angostura, in Venezuela.] A bitter aromatic bark, obtained from a South American tree of the rue family ({Galipea cusparia}, or {Galipea officinalis}) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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