Tellicherry bark

noun

Tel·​li·​cher·​ry bark
ˈteləˌcherē-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

from Tellicherry, seaport in Madras state, India

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“Tellicherry bark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tellicherry%20bark. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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