cascara buckthorn

noun

: a buckthorn (Rhamnus purshiana) of the Pacific coast of the U.S. yielding cascara sagrada

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cascara buckthorn was circa 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Cascara buckthorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cascara%20buckthorn. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cascara buckthorn

noun
: a buckthorn of the genus Rhamnus (R. purshiana) of the Pacific coast of the United States yielding cascara sagrada

called also cascara, coffeeberry

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