cabbage bark

noun
variants: or

cabbage–bark tree

Definition of cabbage bark

  1. :  an angelim (Andira inermis) widely distributed in tropical America and western Africa having a shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark that has been used together with the seeds as a purgative, vermifuge, and narcotic and yielding a hard strong durable wood variable in color and susceptible of a fine polish —called also cabbage tree

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Origin and Etymology of cabbage bark

cabbage (palm) + bark


First Known Use: 1777


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