dong quai

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noun \ˈdäŋ-ˈkwī, ˈdȯŋ-\

Definition of dong quai

  1. :  the root of an Asian angelica (Angelica sinensis) used especially in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic, analgesic, antispasmodic, and laxative; also :  an extract or preparation of dong quai

Origin and Etymology of dong quai

Chinese (southern Fujian) dōngguī (or a cognate form in another Chinese dialect)


First Known Use: 1988


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dong quai

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noun \ˈdäŋ-ˈkwī, ˈdȯŋ-\

Medical Definition of dong quai

  1. :  the root of an Asian angelica (Angelica sinensis) used especially in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic, analgesic, antispasmodic, and laxative; also :  an extract or preparation of dong quai

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