Definition of Angostura in English:

Angostura

proper noun

Pronunciation:

Angostura

/ˌaŋɡəˈstjʊərə/

Definition of angostura in English:

angostura

(also angostura bark)

noun

  • 1[mass noun] An aromatic bitter bark from certain South American trees, used as a flavouring, and formerly as a tonic and to reduce fever.

    • ‘Its characteristic structure serves to distinguish cusparia from other adulterants, such as copalchi bark (Croton niveus, Jacq.), and Brazilian angostura bark (Esenbeckia febrifuga, A. Juss).’
    • ‘Angostura is a very bitter liquor with 40% alcohol, it is collected from the bark of the angostura tree, from cloves, enzian and bitter orange.’
    • ‘Historically, the most popular digestives, or digestifs, have been alcoholic bitters, which usually include angostura bark, cinchona bark (Cinchona spp.), bitter gentian root and/or quassia chips as the principal components.’
    • ‘Eventually, Old World plants were incorporated into these heady infusions, some of which included gentian root, colombo root, cinchona bark, ground ivy, horehound, cassia, wormwood, and angostura bark and root.’
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Origin

Late 18th century: from the place name Angostura.

Pronunciation:

angostura

/ˌaŋɡəˈstjʊərə/