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English translation: Could it be tonco?

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11:25 Jul 21, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: torco
A medicinal plant used by witches in Venezuela to cure anemia and yellow fever.
magdalena levy
English translation:Could it be tonco?
Explanation:
There is a plant Latin name Semen tonco, called Tonco bean, Tonquin bean in English. This plant grows in the Carribean and Latin America. It has medicinal qualities as well as being a sweet spice similar to vanilla. Because coumarin - a substance which is thought to be carcinogenic at current time - is its principal constituent, it is no longer in widespread use as a spice.

The botanical name of the plant I mention is Coumarouna odorata. It is from the family Fabaceae.

Hope this helps!
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Toña Morales-Calkins
United States
Local time: 06:50
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Yes, I think this is it. Thanks a lot!
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naCould it be tonco?Toña Morales-Calkins
natorco??Alvin Adams, Jr


  

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7 hrs
torco??


Explanation:
I can't tell the name in English, but I did verify that it is an aromatic plant used to flavor aguardiente, according to El Universal. I'll keep searching.

AA


    Reference: http://universal.eud.com/1996/07/26/P26113.shtml
Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 08:50
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 222
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23 hrs
Could it be tonco?


Explanation:
There is a plant Latin name Semen tonco, called Tonco bean, Tonquin bean in English. This plant grows in the Carribean and Latin America. It has medicinal qualities as well as being a sweet spice similar to vanilla. Because coumarin - a substance which is thought to be carcinogenic at current time - is its principal constituent, it is no longer in widespread use as a spice.

The botanical name of the plant I mention is Coumarouna odorata. It is from the family Fabaceae.

Hope this helps!


Toña Morales-Calkins
United States
Local time: 06:50
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
Yes, I think this is it. Thanks a lot!
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