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Meaning of quebracho

que•bra•cho

Pronunciation: (kā-brä'chō Sp. ke-vrä'chô), [key]
— pl. -chos
  1. any of several tropical American trees of the genus Schinopsis, having very hard wood, esp. S. lorentzii, the wood and bark of which are important in tanning and dyeing.
  2. a tree, Aspidosperma quebrachoblanco, of the dogbane family, yielding a medicinal bark.
  3. the wood or bark of any of these trees.
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