Definition of rhatany in English:

rhatany

Line breaks: rhat|any
Pronunciation: /ˈratəni
 
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noun

  • 1 [mass noun] An astringent extract of the root of a South American shrub, used in medicine.
  • 2The partially parasitic South American shrub which yields rhatany, which is also used as a source of dye.
    • Genus Krameria, family Krameriaceae

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin rhatania, via Portuguese and Spanish from Quechua ratánya.

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