cascara sagrada

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Spanish, literally "holy bark".


cascara sagrada

  1. The bark of the California buckthorn (Rhamnus purshiana), used as a mild cathartic or laxative.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cascara sagrada in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)