nounWord forms: plural ˈrhatanies
the strongly astringent root of any of several South American dicotyledonous plants
(genus Krameria, family Krameriaceae, order Polygalales)
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Word origin of 'rhatany'Sp ratania, rataña < Quechua ratánia, astringent