cascara cascara

Definition(s):

  • (n) dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

Usage(s):

  1. Most of the laxatives people buy and take are intestine-irritating chemicals which many doctors denounce: cascara, aloes, resins, castor oil, phenolphthalein and salts.
  2. Piker Cohn wash out the patient's stomach, purge him with cascara and Epsom salts, feed him well.
  3. Unobjectionable are mineral oil, milk of magnesia, cascara sagrada.

News

  • Fines scrubbed for outlaw hot tub pad

    Dusty Hankins of RK Concrete Construction demolishes part of a new driveway on Cascara Court allegedly built in violation of the rules of a homeowners’ association. A homeowner and developer faced fines of up to $330,000 for expanding the driveway and pouring a concrete hot tub pad.
    on March 14, 2014     Source: Newport News-Times

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