quassia family

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quas′sia fam`ily

a family, Simaroubaceae, of tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having pinnately compound leaves, clusters of flowers, and medicinal bark.
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Noun1.quassia family - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark having dry usually one-seeded winged fruit
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
Geraniales, order Geraniales - an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae
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
genus Ailanthus - small genus of east Asian and Chinese trees with odd-pinnate leaves and long twisted samaras
genus Irvingia, Irvingia - wild mango
genus Kirkia, Kirkia - small genus of tropical South African trees and shrubs
genus Picrasma, Picrasma - small genus of deciduous trees of tropical America and Asia
genus Quassia - tropical trees and shrubs with pinnate leaves and large scarlet flowers; bark is medicinal