plural -s
: a bitter tonic herb of the genus Centaurium (especially C. chilensis of Chile and C. venustum of California)

Word History


Spanish, alteration of cachanlaguen, modification of Araucan cachanlahuen, from cachan pain in the side + lahuen medicinal herb

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“Canchalagua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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