cascara sagrada

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish cáscara sagrada (sacred bark).

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cascara sagrada (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A purgative made from the dried bark of an American buckthorn.
  2. The tree from which cascara is obtained (Rhamnus purshiana), native to western North America.

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