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bitterwood

[bit-er-woo d] /ˈbɪt ərˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of various chiefly tropical trees having wood with a bitter taste, as Vatairea lundelii or Simarouba glauca.
2.
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bitterwood

/ˈbɪtəˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several simaroubaceous trees of the genus Picrasma of S and SE Asia and the Caribbean, whose bitter bark and wood are used in medicine as a substitute for quassia
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