Tellicherry bark

Tel·​li·​cher·​ry bark | \ ˈteləˌcherē- \

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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History and Etymology for Tellicherry bark

from Tellicherry, seaport in Madras state, India

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“Tellicherry bark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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