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Definition of: quassia

(kwoshē·ə, kwoshə) noun
1. The wood of either of two tropical American trees (Picrasma excelsa or Quassia amara).
2. The bitter principle of this wood, used in medicine as a tonic and anthelmintic.
3. The tree itself. [<NL, after Graman Quassi, a Surinam Negro who discovered its use in 1730]

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