Definition of Tellicherry bark
: the bitter bark of any of several East Indian or African trees of the family Apocynaceae (as Wrightia zeylanica, Holarrhena antidysenterica or H. africana) used especially in folk medicine as a remedy for dysentery
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Origin and Etymology of tellicherry bark
from Tellicherry, seaport in Madras state, India
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