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    bitterwood - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bitterwood

    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : quassia , quassia amara
    (noun) West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia Definition
    (noun) medium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits
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