cascara sagrada

noun
cascara sa·​gra·​da | \ -sə-ˈgrä-də How to pronounce cascara sagrada (audio) \

Definition of cascara sagrada

: the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

First Known Use of cascara sagrada

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cascara sagrada

American Spanish cáscara sagrada, literally, sacred bark

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“Cascara sagrada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cascara%20sagrada. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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cascara sagrada

noun
cascara sa·​gra·​da | \ -sə-ˈgräd-ə How to pronounce cascara sagrada (audio) \

Medical Definition of cascara sagrada

: the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a mild laxative

called also cascara, chittam bark

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