bitterwood


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bitterwood

(ˈbɪtəˌwʊd)
n
(Plants) any of several simaroubaceous trees of the genus Picrasma of S and SE Asia and the Caribbean, whose bitter bark and wood are used in medicine as a substitute for quassia
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Noun1.bitterwood - handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish woodbitterwood - 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
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
genus Quassia - tropical trees and shrubs with pinnate leaves and large scarlet flowers; bark is medicinal
2.bitterwood - West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
genus Picrasma, Picrasma - small genus of deciduous trees of tropical America and Asia
Jamaica quassia - similar to the extract from Quassia amara
3.bitterwood - medium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
genus Simarouba, Simarouba - type genus of Simaroubaceae; tropical American trees and shrubs having a pale soft wood and bitter bark
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In the search for a preventative approach to deal with this pest, it has been shown that some plant extracts can act as larval feeding deterrents (Hilje & Mora 2006), the main ones being methanol extracts of both the wood and leaves of the bitterwood tree (Quassia amara L.
tabaci adults or other members of the Aleyrodidae family (veierov, 1996), including both cooking and mineral oils, as well as plant extracts, such as those from the bitterwood tree (Quassia amara L.