quassia

[ US /ˈkwɑʃiə/ ]
NOUN
  1. a bitter compound used as an insecticide and tonic and vermifuge; extracted from the wood and bark of trees of the genera Quassia and Picrasma
  2. 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
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How To Use quassia In A Sentence

  • The burning of scents like frankincense and myrrh dates back to the ancient Egyptians, and continued through the centuries, gradually including sweet spices like cinnamon, quassia, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.
  • Emetic herbs include bayberry, boneset, buckthorn, culver, false unicorn, lobelia, mandrake, mistletoe, mustard seed, pleurisy, quassia, rue and senega
  • Now add quassia chips, blessed thistle, mandrake root. Night World No. 1
  • This type of size reduction is of dubious value and is only officially used for quassia which is a hard wood.
  • The burning of scents like frankincense and myrrh dates back to the ancient Egyptians, and continued through the centuries, gradually including sweet spices like cinnamon, quassia, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.
  • A few preparations make use of digestive enzymes, while many others contain plant substances such as chirata, gentian, calama, quassia, orange peel and many spices.
  • Historically, the most popular digestives, or digestifs, have been alcoholic bitters, which usually include angostura bark, cinchona bark (Cinchona spp.), bitter gentian root and/or quassia chips as the principal components.
  • She ripped open a plastic bag and grabbed the quassia chips. Night World No. 1
  • Guiana; among simarubaceous plants, the Quassia amara, celebrated in the feverish plains of Surinam; among terebinthaceous plants, the Rhus glabrum; among euphorbiaceous plants, the Croton cascarilla; among composite plants, the Eupatorium perfoliatum, the febrifuge qualities of which are known to the savages of North America. Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America
  • Worms located in the posterior bowel may be removed by rectal injections of a weak water infusion of quassia chips. Common Diseases of Farm Animals
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