canaigre

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Spanish caña agria (sour cane).

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canaigre (uncountable)

  1. A species of dock native to southwestern North America, Rumex hymenosepalus.
    Synonyms: tanner's dock, wild rhubarb
    • 1882, Report of Dona Ana County, New Mexico Bureau of Immigration, OCLC 54485815, page 9:
      The Commissioner of Agriculture, in his report for 1878, speaking of this plant, says : “The examination of the canaigre, for tannin, shows the existence of a very abundant source of this important material, and gives reason for the belief that the latter at least may soon afford a cheap supply to the arts.
    • 1895, “Concerning Canaigre”, in The Deseret Weekly, volume 51, page 675:
      Considerable attention is being paid by the press to canaigre as a plant, the cultivation of which may become profitable in this State, and it seems probable that it may become one of the valuable minor industries.
    • 2012, Steven Foster, Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies:
      Canaigre, the root of Rumex hymenosepalus Torr., was marketed in the late 1970s under such coined names of modern vintage as wild red American ginseng and wild red desert ginseng.

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canaigre m (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) canaigre
    Synonym: caña agria
    • 1894, “Un Nuevo Tanino”, in Boletin de agricultura, minería é industrias, number 1-3, page 189:
      En el informe en cuestión se da un cuadro que demuestra que el canaigre de uno ó dos años era riquísimo en tal material, en muestras procedentes de las tierras margosas de Florencia, de las arenosas de la propia comarca y de las arenosas de las riberas del río de la Sal.
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    • 1919, La Hacienda, volume 15:
      Canaigre es el nombre comercial de la raíz de una especie debardana amarilla, conocida por los botánicos como Rumex Hymenosepalus, una planta perenne, o hierba, llamada ruibarbo silvestre.
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    • 1920 May, El ingeniero y contratista: Revista dedicada exclusivamente a mequinaria y asuntos de ingenieria, OCLC 875211694, page 33:
      El tanino rara vez se usa solo; generalmente se mezcla con carbonato, hidrato o silicato sódico. El tanino se obtiene de una gran variedad de fuentes, entre las cuales figuran las cortezas de pinabete y roble, el quebracho, el canaigre, la raiz de palmito, el zumaque y el dividivi.
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