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 for cascara
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cascara \cascara\ n.
     the dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative;
     -- called also cascara sagrada.
  
     Syn: chittam bark, chittem bark.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cascara sagrada \Cas"ca*ra sa*gra"da\ (k[.a]s"k[.a]*r[.a]
     s[.a]*gr[aum]"d[.a]). [Sp.]
     Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn ({Rhamnus
     Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative; -- called
     also cascara.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cascara
      n 1: dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
           [syn: cascara, cascara sagrada, chittam bark,
           chittem bark]

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