angostura bark


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angostura bark

(ăng'gəsto͝or`ə, –styo͝or`ə), bitter bark of either of two South American trees (Galipea officinalis and Cusparia felorifuga) of the ruerue,
common name for various members of the family Rutaceae, a large group of plants distributed throughout temperate and tropical regions and most abundant in S Africa and Australia. Most species are woody shrubs or small trees; many are evergreen and bear spines.
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 family. Formerly valued as a tonic and quinine substitute, it is now used in angostura bitters, an aromatic appetizer sometimes added to cocktails.
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