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chaga

chaga

English

Noun

chaga (uncountable)

  1. A fungus, Inonotus obliquus, found in over-the-counter medical and nutritional treatments and as an ingredient in herbal tea.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese chaga (sore), from Latin plaga (injury), from plango (strike), from Proto-Indo-European *plak-.

Pronunciation

Noun

chaga f (plural chagas)

  1. sore (injured, infected, inflamed, or diseased patch of skin)

Synonyms

Related terms

  • praga
  • chagado, chagar, chaguento