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

First Known Use of dong quai

1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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