[ kas-kuh-ril-uh ]
/ ˌkæs kəˈrɪl ə /


Also called cascarilla bark. the bitter, aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub, Croton eluteria, of the spurge family, used as a tonic.
the shrub itself.

Origin of cascarilla

1870–75; < Spanish, equivalent to cascar(a) bark (see cascara) + -illa < Latin -illa diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cascarilla


/ (ˌkæskəˈrɪlə) /


a West Indian euphorbiaceous shrub, Croton eluteria, whose bitter aromatic bark is used as a tonic
the bark of this shrub

Word Origin for cascarilla

C17: from Spanish, diminutive of cáscara bark; see cascara
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