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bitterwood

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

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How to use bitterwood in a sentence

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British Dictionary definitions for bitterwood

bitterwood
/ (ˈbɪtəˌwʊd) /

noun
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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