Definition of Barbasco

1. Noun. West Indian shrub or small tree having leathery saponaceous leaves and extremely hard wood.

Exact synonyms: Jacquinia Keyensis, Joewood
Group relationships: Genus Jacquinia, Jacquinia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Barbasco

1. a tropical tree [n -COS or -COES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbasco

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barbasco (current term)
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barbecue
barbecue pit

Literary usage of Barbasco

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1. British Guiana Boundary: Arbitration with the United States of Venezuela by Great Britain (1898)
"Having obtained from my Indian rowers a little of the said barbasco, we throw it in the mouth of a ..."

2. The Medical World (1885)
"barbasco blooms in August and September and is best gathered in September. It contains some volatile oil, resin, tannin, and an active principle resembling ..."

3. Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon: Made Under the Direction of the by William Lewis Herndon, Gibbon, Lardner (1854)
"The fishing-party, of the padre was a large affair. They had four or five canoes, and a large quantity of barbasco. The manner of fishing is to close up the ..."

4. Travels Through the Interior Provinces of Colombia by John Potter Hamilton (1827)
"He had also a root called barbasco, found on the banks of this river, a decoction of ... The barbasco root has no effect upon the alligators or turtles. ..."

5. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1827)
"... as a kind of barbasco, to intoxicate fish*; and finally, the liana, known in those countries by ..."

6. Moseteno Vocabulary and Treatises by Benigno Bibolotti (1917)
"The root of the barbasco, which whitens the water like chalk or soap, stuns the 1 Op. cit., p. 162. 2 Cf. Weddel, p. 458.— D'Orbigny, op. cit., p. ..."

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