Cascara Sagrada

Cascara Buckthorn bark, Rhamni purshiani cortex - Cascararinde
Synonyms:
Cascara Buckthorn, Cascara
Cascara Sagrada (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish cáscara sagrada (sacred bark).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kaˌskɑː.ɹə səˈɡɹɑː.də/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kæˌskɛɹ.ə səˈɡɹɑ.də/

Noun

cascara sagrada (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A purgative made from the dried bark of an American buckthorn.
  2. (botany) The tree from which cascara is obtained (Rhamnus purshiana), native to western North America.

Related terms

  • cascara

References

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