kurchee bark

kur·​chee bark
variants: or kurchi bark \ ˈku̇rchē-​ \

Definition of kurchee bark

: a Tellicherry bark from a tree (Holarrhena antidysenterica) of the family Apocynaceae that contains conessine and other alkaloids

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History and Etymology for kurchee bark

kurchee, kurchi perhaps of Indic origin; akin to Sanskrit kūrca beard, bunch, bundle of grass

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“Kurchee bark.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kurchee. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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