from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn (
Rhamnus Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative; -- called also cascara.
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- noun The
barkof the California buckthorn(Rhamnus purshiana), used as a mild catharticor laxative.
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- noun dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[American Spanish cáscara sagrada : Spanish cáscara, bark; see cascara buckthorn + Spanish sagrada, sacred.]
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Spanish holy bark.
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