angostura /ˌaŋɡəˈstjʊərə / angostura bark


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. an aromatic bitter bark from certain South American trees, used as a flavouring, and formerly as a tonic and to reduce fever.

●The trees are Angostura febrifuga and Galipea officinalis, family Rutaceae.
2. short for Angostura bitters.
– origin late 18th cent.: from the place name Angostura.

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