cascara sagrada

noun

cascara sa·​gra·​da -sə-ˈgrä-də How to pronounce cascara sagrada (audio)
: the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish cáscara sagrada, literally, sacred bark

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cascara sagrada was in 1885

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“Cascara sagrada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cascara%20sagrada. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

cascara sagrada

noun
cascara sa·​gra·​da -sə-ˈgräd-ə How to pronounce cascara sagrada (audio)
: the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a mild laxative

called also cascara, chittam bark

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