Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: quassia
IPA transcription: [kw'ɑʃiə]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: quassia, bitterwood, Quassia_amara
    Meaning: 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
    Meaning: 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
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