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cascara sagrada

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noun cascara sa·gra·da \-sə-ˈgrä-də\

Definition of cascara sagrada

  1. :  the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a laxative



Origin and Etymology of cascara sagrada

American Spanish cáscara sagrada, literally, sacred bark


First Known Use: 1885


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cascara sagrada

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noun cascara sa·gra·da \-sə-ˈgräd-ə\

Medical Definition of cascara sagrada

  1. :  the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a mild laxative—called also cascara, chittam bark




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