cascarilla

[ kas-kuh-ril-uh ]
/ ˌkæs kəˈrɪl ə /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cascade stomach,
  2. cascades,
  3. cascading style sheet,
  4. cascara,
  5. cascara sagrada,
  6. casco bay,
  7. case,
  8. case bay,
  9. case card,
  10. case ending

Origin of cascarilla

1870–75; < Spanish, equivalent to cascar(a) bark (see cascara) + -illa < Latin -illa diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for cascarilla

cascarilla

/ (ˌkæskəˈrɪlə) /

noun

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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