- a tropical American tree (Schinopsis lorentzii) of the cashew family, whose hard wood yields an extract used in tanning
- a South American tree (Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco) of the dogbane family, whose bark yields alkaloids formerly used in medicine
- the wood or bark of either of these trees
Origin of quebrachoAmerican Spanish contr. ; from quiebrahacha, literally , ax breaker (because of the hardness of the wood) ; from quebrar, to break + hacha, ax
- Either of two South American trees, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco whose bark is used in medicine, or Schinopsis lorentzii whose wood is an important source of tannin.
- The bark or wood of either of these trees.
Origin of quebrachoSpanish, alteration of quiebrahacha : quebrar, to break (from Latin crepāre, to crack) + hacha, ax (from French hache, from Old French, of Germanic origin).