pareira

noun pa·rei·ra \ pəˈrerə , -rārə \

Definition of pareira

plural -s
1 or pareira brava : the root of a South American vine (Chondodendron tomentosum) of the family Menispermaceae that is used as a diuretic, tonic, and aperient
2 : any of several roots of related plants that are sometimes used like pareira usually used in combination — see false pareira, white pareira, yellow pareira

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Origin and Etymology of pareira

Portuguese parreira (brava), literally, wild vine, from parreira vine, vine on a trellis (from parra vine (leaf)) + brava wild


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