Definition of Cascarilla

1. Noun. West Indian shrub with aromatic bark.

Exact synonyms: Croton Eluteria
Group relationships: Genus Croton
Generic synonyms: Croton, Croton Tiglium
Terms within: Cascarilla Bark, Eleuthera Bark, Sweetwood Bark



Definition of Cascarilla

1. n. A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton Eleutheria); also, its aromatic bark.

Definition of Cascarilla

1. Noun. A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (''Croton eleutheria''). ¹

2. Noun. The aromatic bark of this shrub, formerly used as a gentle tonic or mixed with tobacco for smoking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cascarilla

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cascarilla

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cascades
cascades frog
cascading
cascading menu
cascadingly
cascadura
cascaduras
cascalho
cascandite
cascara
cascara amara
cascara buckthorn
cascara sagrada
cascaras
cascarilla (current term)
cascarilla bark
cascarillas
cascarillin
caschrom
caschroms
casco
cascos
case
case-book
case-books
case-by-case
case-control study
case-fatality proportion
case-hardened

Literary usage of Cascarilla

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1. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanbury (1879)
"We have been told that it is now in some demand as an ingredient of a paint for the preservation of ships' bottoms. v CORTEX cascarilla. ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"Linnaeus afterwards thought that it was produced by the Croton cascarilla (fig. t1. Sciences Mod.), a small shrub growing in the {above, islands, ..."

3. A Manual of organic materia medica by John Michael Maisch (1890)
"cascarilla.—Transverse section, magnified 5 diam. parenchyme contains starch, and in scattered cells either oil, brown coloring-matter, or crystals; ..."

4. Companion to the Botanical Magazine by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1835)
""I. cascarilla negrilla.—Of this kind there are most rich specimens, a foot long, and from one-half to three-fourths of an inch in diameter, nearly straight ..."

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