Variant of quebracho
- 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: AmSp, contr. from quiebrahacha, literally , ax breaker (because of the hardness of the wood) from quebrar, to break plush hacha, ax
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