plural -s
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
: any of several roots of related plants that are sometimes used like pareira
usually used in combination
see false pareira, white pareira, yellow pareira

Word History


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

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“Pareira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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