Definition of Bitterwood tree
1. Noun. Any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste.
Specialized synonyms: Marupa, Simarouba Amara, Bitterwood, Paradise Tree, Simarouba Glauca, Bitterwood, Jamaica Quassia, Picrasma Excelsa, Picrasma Excelsum, Bitterwood, Quassia, Quassia Amara
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Bitterwood tree
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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"... instead of chemically, by climbing a bitterwood-tree, or chopping it down, if you like, rather than swallowing a decoction of its disgusting leaves. ..."
2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"... "I can not help thinking that most of our fashionable diseases might be cured mechanically instead of chemically, by climbing a bitterwood-tree, ..."
3. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Francis Mills Turner, Daniel Deronda Berolzheimer, William Parker Cutter, John Helfrich, Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Quassia (Bitter ash; bitterwood tree). Derivation: The wood or bark of Pic- Color and properties: Brown, crystalline powder. rasma excelsa or Quassia amara; ..."