cascara amarga

noun
cascara amar·​ga | \ -ə-ˈmär-gə How to pronounce cascara amarga (audio) \

Medical Definition of cascara amarga

: the dried bark of a tropical American tree (Picramnia antidesma) formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and skin diseases

called also Honduras bark

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