Quebracho

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quebracho

(Science: botany) A Chilian apocynaceous tree (Aspidosperma Quebracho); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspnoea 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.

Origin: Sp.