quassia

Definitions:

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  • A tropical American shrub or small tree <em>(Quassia amara)</em> having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a fine-grained, yellowish-white wood.
  • The wood of this plant.
  • A bitter substance obtained from the wood of this plant or related plants in the family Simaroubaceae, used in medicine and formerly as an insecticide.
  • Any of several <xref>tropic</xref> <xref>trees</xref>, of the genus Quassia, having scarlet flowers
  • The bitter substance <xref>quassin</xref> extracted from its bark
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