uzara root

noun

uza·​ra root
üˈzärə-
variants or usara root
üˈsärə-
: the root of a South African woody herb (Dicoma anomala) of the family Compositae that yields uzarin and that is dried and used by the native people as a masticatory for dysentery

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“Uzara root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uzara%20root. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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