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angostura1

Syllabification: an·gos·tu·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌaNGɡəˈst(y)o͝orə
 
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(also angostura bark)

noun

1An aromatic bitter bark from some South American trees, used as a flavoring, and formerly as a tonic and to reduce fever.
  • This bark is taken from the trees Angostura febrifuga and Galipea officinalis, family Rutaceae
Example sentences
  • Angostura is a very bitter liquor with 40% alcohol, it is collected from the bark of the angostura tree, from cloves, enzian and bitter orange.
  • Eventually, Old World plants were incorporated into these heady infusions, some of which included gentian root, colombo root, cinchona bark, ground ivy, horehound, cassia, wormwood, and angostura bark and root.
  • Its characteristic structure serves to distinguish cusparia from other adulterants, such as copalchi bark (Croton niveus, Jacq.), and Brazilian angostura bark (Esenbeckia febrifuga, A. Juss).
1.1 short for Angostura bitters.

Origin

late 18th century: from the place name Angostura.

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Angostura2

Syllabification: An·gos·tu·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌaNGɡəˈst(y)o͝orə
 
/
Former name (until 1846) for Ciudad Bolívar.

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