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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; A bitter compound used as an insecticide and tonic and vermifuge.

Usage examples (33)
  • Aloes, nux vomica, colocynth, quassia, have a flavor that is much more sweet than bitter.
  • Take an infusion of quassia, one pint; brown sugar, four ounces, ground pepper, two ounces.
  • It is intended that the quassia will remain in as long as possible, for at least half an hour.
  • They mostly consist of quassia, gentian and camomile, and these substitutes are quite harmless for more
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