dong quai
noun Etymology: Chinese (southern Fujian) dōngguī (or a cognate form in another Chinese dialect) Date: 1988 the root of an Asian angelica (Angelica sinensis) used especially in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic, analgesic, antispasmodic, and laxative; also an extract or preparation of dong quai

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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