Definition of Picrasma excelsa

1. Noun. West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia.

Exact synonyms: Bitterwood, Jamaica Quassia, Picrasma Excelsum
Generic synonyms: Bitterwood Tree
Group relationships: Genus Picrasma, Picrasma
Terms within: Jamaica Quassia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picrasma Excelsa

Pick's bundle
Pick's syndrome
Pick cell
Pickering
Pickeringia
Pickeringia montana
Pickett
Pickett's charge
Pickford
Pico
Pico de Orizaba
Picoides
Picrasma
Picrasma excelsa
Picrasma excelsum
Picris
Picris echioides
Picrous Day
Pict
Pictionary
Pictish
Pictor
Picts
Picture Sorts
Picumnus
Picus viridis
Pidlimdi

Literary usage of Picrasma excelsa

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1. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"Bitter Wood) The wood of picrasma excelsa (Swartz) Planchon, ... Quassia is the wood of the tree, picrasma excelsa, and its bitterness is well known. ..."

2. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: Including Pharmacy and Pharmacology by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1917)
"The wood of picrasma excelsa (Swartz) Planchon (Fam. ... picrasma excelsa.—Usually in chips, raspings, or shavings, occasionally in small cubes or billets; ..."

3. Practical Pharmacy for Pharmacists and Physicians: A Text Book for Students by Birdsey Lucius Maltbie (1910)
"The wood of picrasma excelsa, known commercially as Jamaica quassia or of quassia amara, known commercially as Surinam quassia. A tree, resembling the ash, ..."

4. Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Including Pharmacy and Pharmacology by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1917)
"The wood of picrasma excelsa (Swartz) Planchon (Fam. ... picrasma excelsa.—Usually in chips, raspings, or shavings, occasionally in small cubes or billets; ..."

5. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"picrasma excelsa, Planchon. Figures.—Trans. Royal Soc. Edinburgh, iii, t. 6, cop. in Hayne, ix, t.16, and Woodville, vol. v; Nees, t. 381; Steph. & Ch., t. ..."

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