bitterwood tree


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Noun1.bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter tastebitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
family Simaroubaceae, quassia family, Simaroubaceae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark having dry usually one-seeded winged fruit
marupa, Simarouba amara - tree of the Amazon valley yielding a light brittle timber locally regarded as resistant to insect attack
paradise tree, Simarouba glauca, 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
Picrasma excelsa, Picrasma excelsum, bitterwood, Jamaica quassia - West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
bitterwood, Quassia amara, quassia - 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
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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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.
grandella larvae has been shown to occur with both wood and leaf extracts of the bitterwood tree (Quassia amara L.