barbasco

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

Definition of barbasco

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

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History and Etymology for barbasco

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

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“Barbasco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbasco. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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