Definition of Quassia amara

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Bitterwood, Quassia
Generic synonyms: Bitterwood Tree
Group relationships: Genus Quassia

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Literary usage of Quassia amara

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1. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"quassia amara. Disk and ovary (mag.). Cneorum. Vertical section of carpel (mug.). Cneorum. Seed, entire and cut vertically (mag. ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1897)
"Lloyd's paper, however, is to throw some possible light upon the history of quassia amara. The testimony of responsible authorities seems to establish ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1897)
"Lloyd's paper, however, is to throw some possible light upon the history of quassia amara. The testimony of responsible authorities seems to establish ..."

4. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1849)
"(With a Plate of the quassia amara.} Communicated by the Author. -, quassia amara, Linn. Spec. Plant, ed. Willd., torn, ii., p. 567. Linn. fil. Suppl., p. ..."

5. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1917)
"Jan., black drupe, size of a pea; quassia amara, small branching tree or shrub; flowers bright red, rather large racemes, hermaphrodite, ..."

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