Rhamnus Purshianus
Cascara sagrada Cas"ca*ra sa*gra"da (k[.a]s"k[.a]*r[.a] s[.a]*gr[aum]"d[.a]). [Sp.] Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn ({Rhamnus Purshianus}), used as a mild cathartic or laxative; -- called also {cascara}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rhamnus Purshianus — Rhamnus Rham nus, n. [NL., from Gr. ra mnos a kind of prickly shrub; cf. L. rhamnos.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California {Rhamnus Purshianus} and the European {Rhamnus catharticus} are used in medicine. The latter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshianus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshianus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshianus — Tørstetræ , amerikansk …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Rhamnus purshianus — noun shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada • Syn: ↑cascara buckthorn, ↑bearberry, ↑bearwood, ↑chittamwood, ↑chittimwood • Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhamnus purshiana — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Cáscara sagrada Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rhamnus purshiana — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division …   Wikipedia

  • Rhamnus — Rham nus, n. [NL., from Gr. ra mnos a kind of prickly shrub; cf. L. rhamnos.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California {Rhamnus Purshianus} and the European {Rhamnus catharticus} are used in medicine. The latter is used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus catharticus — Rhamnus Rham nus, n. [NL., from Gr. ra mnos a kind of prickly shrub; cf. L. rhamnos.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California {Rhamnus Purshianus} and the European {Rhamnus catharticus} are used in medicine. The latter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhamnus purshiana — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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