Definition of rhatany in English:

rhatany

Syllabification: rhat·a·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈratn-ē
 
/

noun

1An astringent extract of the root of a South American shrub, used in medicine.
2The partially parasitic South American shrub that yields this root, 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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