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English noun: quassia

1. quassia (substance) a bitter compound used as an insecticide and tonic and vermifuge; extracted from the wood and bark of trees of the genera Quassia and Picrasma


Broader (hypernym)organic compound


Narrower (hyponym)Jamaica quassia

2. quassia (plant) handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia from its wood and bark


Synonymsbitterwood, Quassia amara


Broader (hypernym)bitterwood tree


Member meronymgenus Quassia









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