white quebracho
Quebracho Que*bra"cho, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) A Chilian apocynaceous tree ({Aspidosperma Quebracho}); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn[oe]a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; -- called also {white quebracho}, to distinguish it from the red quebracho, a Mexican anacardiaceous tree ({Loxopterygium Lorentzii}) whose bark is said to have similar properties. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). [1913 Webster]

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