ordeal bark

noun

: the poisonous bark of a West African tree (Erythrophloeum guineense) of the family Leguminosae : sassy bark

Word History

Etymology

so called from its use as an ordeal poison

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“Ordeal bark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordeal%20bark. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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