quebracho

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que·bra·cho

noun \kā-ˈbrä-(ˌ)chō, ki-\

Definition of QUEBRACHO

1
:  any of several trees of southern South America with hard wood: as
a :  a tree (Aspidosperma quebracho) of the dogbane family which occurs chiefly in Argentina and Chile and whose dried bark is used as a respiratory sedative in dyspnea and in asthma
b :  a chiefly Argentine tree (Schinopsis lorentzii) of the cashew family with dense wood rich in tannins
2
a :  the wood of a quebracho
b :  a tannin-rich extract of the Argentine quebracho used in tanning leather

Origin of QUEBRACHO

American Spanish, alteration of quiebracha, from Spanish quiebra it breaks + hacha ax
First Known Use: circa 1881

que·bra·cho

noun \kā-ˈbräch-(ˌ)ō, ki-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUEBRACHO

1
: a tree of the genus Aspidosperma (A. quebracho) of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) which occurs in Argentina and Chile and whose dried bark is used as a respiratory sedative in dyspnea and in asthma—called also white quebracho

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