Definition of Angostura bark
1. Noun. The bitter bark of a South American tree; used in medicines and liqueurs and bitters.
Medical Definition of Angostura bark
1. An aromatic bark used as a tonic, obtained from a South American of the rue family (Galipea cusparia, or officinalis). Origin: From Angostura, in Venezuela. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Angostura bark
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1. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"History—angostura bark is said to have been used in Madrid by Mutis as early as 17593 (the year before he left Spain for South America,) but it was ..."
2. Venezuela: A Commercial and Industrial Handbook with a Chapter on the Dutch by Purl Lord Bell (1922)
"Other forest products, which are not exported, are mentioned below: angostura bark. This medicinal bark forms the basis of the famous Angostura Bitters, ..."
3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"angostura bark; Ca- rony bark. ... which enters commerce under the name ot angostura bark, see Hartwich and Camper (Arch. Pharm. 238, 668). ..."