pareira

noun
pa·​rei·​ra | \ pəˈrerə, -rārə \
plural -s

Definition of pareira

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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History and Etymology for pareira

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

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“Pareira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pareira. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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