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5 definitions found
 for Cascara sagrada
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cascara \cascara\ n.
     the dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative;
     -- called also cascara sagrada.
  
     Syn: chittam bark, chittem bark.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cascara buckthorn \Cas"ca*ra buck"thorn`\ (Bot.)
     The buckthorn ({Rhamnus Purshiana) of the Pacific coast of
     the United States, which yields cascara sagrada.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cascara sagrada \Cas"ca*ra sa*gra"da\ (k[.a]s"k[.a]*r[.a]
     s[.a]*gr[aum]"d[.a]). [Sp.]
     Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn ({Rhamnus
     Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative; -- called
     also cascara.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  chittamwood \chittamwood\ n.
     1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus
        purshianus or Rhamnus purshiana), whose bark is the
        cascara sagrada, used as a mild cathartic or laxative.
  
     Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood,
          chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. a deciduous tree of SE U.S. and Mexico.
  
     Syn: false buckthorn, chittimwood, shittimwood, black haw,
          Bumelia lanuginosa.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. a shrubby tree of southern U.S. ({Cotinus obovatus)
        having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs
        of smoke; -- called also American smoke tree.
  
     Syn: American smokewood, Cotinus americanus, Cotinus
          obovatus.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cascara sagrada
      n 1: dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
           [syn: cascara, cascara sagrada, chittam bark,
           chittem bark]

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