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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for quassia in the sense of this definition

(quassia is a kind of ...) any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste

(... is a member of quassia) tropical trees and shrubs with pinnate leaves and large scarlet flowers; bark is medicinal

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

(quassia is a kind of ...) any compound of carbon and another element or a radical

(... is a kind of quassia ) similar to the extract from Quassia amara

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