Definition of guarana in English:


Syllabification: gua·ra·na
Pronunciation: /gwəˈränə


  • 1A substance prepared from the seeds of a Brazilian shrub, used as a tonic or stimulant.
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    • Plus, some herbal products billed as energy boosters or fat burners contain caffeine-rich herbs such as guarana or stimulants such as ephedra.
    • Energy-boosting drinks may contain Ma Huang or guarana; both act as a stimulant and may increase heart rate and blood pressure.
    • These products, available in health food stores or on the Internet, contain stimulants such as ephedra, caffeine, and guarana, with variable additions of common herbs or vitamins.
  • 2The shrub (Paullinia cupana) of the soapberry family that yields guarana.


mid 19th century: from Tupi.

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