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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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