Pronunciation: (kā-brä'chō; Sp. ke-vrä'chô), [key]
—pl. -chosPronunciation: (-chōz; Sp. -chôs). [key]
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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