barbasco

noun bar·bas·co \ bärˈba(ˌ)skō , -rˈbä- \
variants: or less commonly babasco \bäˈb-, bəˈb-\

Definition of barbasco

plural -s
2 :joewood
3 a :any of various plants used by the Indians of northern South America in making fish poison; especially :3cube 1
b :the poison (such as rotenone) contained in these plants

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Origin and Etymology of barbasco

American Spanish barbasco, perhaps alteration of Spanish verbasco, varbasco mullein, from Latin verbascum


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