See under rhatany (def 1).
either of two South American shrubs belonging to the genus Krameria, of the legume family, K. tiandra (knotty rhatany or Peruvian rhatany) or K. argentea (Brazilian rhatany or Pará rhatany)
the root of either of these plants, used as an astringent and tonic in medicine and also to color port wine.
noun (pl) -nies
either of two South American leguminous shrubs, Krameria triandra or K. argentea, that have thick fleshy roots
the dried roots of such shrubs used as an astringent
a Brazilian tree, Dalbergia nigra, of the legume family. the hard, red, black-streaked wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
a light-rose spinel used as a gem: not a true ruby. a rose or pink topaz used as a gem: not a true ruby.
a blue variety of tourmaline used as a gem: not a true sapphire.
the process of removing all or almost all pubic and other hair in the pelvic area by applying hot wax. noun Word Origin