pareira

pareira

[puh-rair-uh]
noun
the root of a South American vine, Chondodendron tomentosum, used as a source of curare, a diuretic, etc.

Origin:
1705–15; short for pareira brava

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pareira (pəˈrɛərə)
 
n
the root of a South American menispermaceous climbing plant, Chondrodendron tomentosum, used as a diuretic, tonic, and as a source of curare
 
[C18: from Portuguese pareira brava, literally: wild vine]

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