dong quai

noun \ ˈdäŋ-ˈkwī , ˈdȯŋ- \

Definition of dong quai

: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)


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dong quai

noun \ ˈdäŋ-ˈkwī, ˈdȯŋ- \

medical Definition of dong quai

: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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