Quebracho meaning

kā-brächō
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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.
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The bark or wood of either of these trees.
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A tropical American tree (Schinopsis lorentzii) of the cashew family, whose hard wood yields an extract used in tanning.
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A South American tree (Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco) of the dogbane family, whose bark yields alkaloids formerly used in medicine.
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The wood or bark of either of these trees.
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(botany) A Chilean apocynaceous tree, Aspidosperma quebracho.
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Origin of quebracho

  • Spanish alteration of quiebrahacha quebrar to break (from Latin crepāre to crack) hacha ax (from French hache) (from Old French) (of Germanic origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish quebracho

    From Wiktionary