kurchee bark

noun

kur·​chee bark
variants or kurchi bark
ˈku̇rchē-
: a Tellicherry bark from a tree (Holarrhena antidysenterica) of the family Apocynaceae that contains conessine and other alkaloids

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Kurchee bark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kurchee%20bark. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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