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Barbasco

noun
1.
West Indian shrub or small tree having leathery saponaceous leaves and extremely hard wood.  Synonyms: Jacquinia keyensis, joewood.






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"Barbasco" Quotes from Famous Books



... creeping plant, the mavacure. Among some Indian tribes a root is used called "curare de raiz;" and with others the poison is produced by a mixture of several species of juices from the plant Ambihuasca, tobacco, red pepper, a bark called "barbasco," from a tree of the genus Jacquinia, and a plant of the name "sarnango." Of all these the juice of the Ambihuasca is the most powerful ingredient, but the making of this species of poison is a ...
— Popular Adventure Tales • Mayne Reid



Words linked to "Barbasco" :   genus Jacquinia, joewood, shrub, bush, Jacquinia



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