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Angostura

Syllabification: An·gos·tu·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌaNGgəˈst(y)o͝orə
 
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There are 2 definitions of Angostura in English:

angostura

Syllabification: an·gos·tu·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌaNGgəˈst(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
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    • 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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