from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two South American trees, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco whose bark is used in medicine, or Schinopsis lorentzii whose wood is one of the richest sources of tannin.
- n. The bark or wood of either of these trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Chilean apocynaceous tree, Aspidosperma quebracho
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Chilian apocynaceous tree (Aspidosperma Quebracho); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspnœa 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of several hard-wooded South American trees of economic value.
Spanish, alteration of quiebrahacha : quebrar, to break (from Latin crepāre, to crack) + hacha, ax (from French hache, from Old French, of Germanic origin).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish quebracho (Wiktionary)