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|Noun||1.||bitterwood 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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