Angostura bark
Angostura An`gos*tu"ra, Angostura bark An`gos*tu"ra bark"([aum][ng]`g[o^]s*t[=oo]"r[.a] b[aum]rk`). [From Angostura, in Venezuela.] A bitter aromatic bark, obtained from a South American tree of the rue family ({Galipea cusparia}, or {Galipea officinalis}). It is used used as a tonic, in medicines, liqueurs and bitters. --U. S. Disp. [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5] ||

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  • angostura (bark) — or angostura [an′jə nōs΄aŋ΄gəs toor′ə, an΄gəstyoor′ə; an΄gəs to͞or′ə, an΄gəs tyoor′ə] n. 〚after Angostura (former name of CIUDAD BOLÍVAR), lit. (in Sp), narrow pass: so named because located on the narrows of the Orinoco River〛 the bitter… …   Universalium

  • angostura (bark) — or angostura [an′jə nōs΄aŋ΄gəs toor′ə, an΄gəstyoor′ə; an΄gəs to͞or′ə, an΄gəs tyoor′ə] n. [after Angostura (former name of CIUDAD BOLÍVAR), lit. (in Sp), narrow pass: so named because located on the narrows of the Orinoco River] the bitter… …   English World dictionary

  • angostura (bark) — or angostura [an′jə nōs΄aŋ΄gəs toor′ə, an΄gəstyoor′ə; an΄gəs to͞or′ə, an΄gəs tyoor′ə] n. [after Angostura (former name of CIUDAD BOLÍVAR), lit. (in Sp), narrow pass: so named because located on the narrows of the Orinoco River] the bitter… …   English World dictionary

  • angostura bark — noun the bitter bark of a South American tree; used in medicines and liqueurs and bitters • Syn: ↑angostura • Hypernyms: ↑bark * * * |aŋgə|st(y)u̇rə , |aiŋ , ürə noun also angostura ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • angostura bark — an′gos•tu′ra bark′ [[t]ˈæŋ gəˈstʊər ə, ˈstyʊər ə, ˌæŋ [/t]] n. pln the bitter, aromatic bark of either of two South American citrus trees, Galipea officinalis or G. cusparia, used in medicine and in the preparation of liqueurs and bitters. Also… …   From formal English to slang

  • angostura bark — /ang geuh stoor euh, styoor euh, ang / the bitter, aromatic bark of either of two South American citrus trees, Galipea officinalis or G. cusparia, used in medicine and in the preparation of liqueurs and bitters. Also called angostura. [1785 95;… …   Universalium

  • angostura bark — /ˌæŋgəstʃurə ˈbak/ (say .angguhschoohruh bahk) noun the bitter aromatic bark of a South American tree, Galipea officinalis, supposedly valuable as a tonic. Also, angostura. {from Angostura, former name of Ciudad Bolívar, a town in eastern… …   Australian English dictionary

  • angostura bark — an·gos·tu·ra bark .aŋ gə st(y)u̇r ə n the aromatic bitter bark of either of two So. American trees (Galipea officinalis and Cusparia trifoliata) of the rue family used esp. formerly as a tonic and antipyretic called also angostura …   Medical dictionary

  • false angostura bark — noun : the bark of the nux vomica tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angostura — may refer to;Things* Angostura (genus), a plant genus in the Rutaceae family *Angostura bitters *House of Angostura, a company manufacturing angostura bitters. *Angostura bark, a spice made from the bark of the tree Cusparia febrifuga . The… …   Wikipedia

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