noun, plural quebrachos /keɪˈbrɑtʃoʊz; Spanish kɛˈvrɑtʃɔs/ [key-brah-chohz; Spanish ke-vrah-chaws] Show IPA .
any of several tropical American trees of the genus Schinopsis,
having very hard wood, especially S. lorentzii,
the wood and bark of which
are important in tanning and dyeing.
a tree, Aspidosperma quebrachoblanco, of the dogbane family, yielding a medicinal bark.
the wood or bark of any of these trees.
< American Spanish,
variant of quiebracha, quiebra-hacha
literally, (it) breaks (the) hatchet; see quebrada