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pareira

[puh-rair-uh] /pəˈrɛər ə/
noun
1.
the root of a South American vine, Chondodendron tomentosum, used as a source of curare, a diuretic, etc.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; short for pareira brava
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pareira

/pəˈrɛərə/
noun
1.
the root of a South American menispermaceous climbing plant, Chondrodendron tomentosum, used as a diuretic, tonic, and as a source of curare
Word Origin
C18: from Portuguese pareira brava, literally: wild vine
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