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.
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How to use cascarilla in a sentence
The Peruvians call the bark cascarilla, and they point out the distinctions of a great number of species and varieties.
Many persons very much object to the aroma of benzoin, while they greatly admire the fumes of cascarilla.The Art of Perfumery | G. W. Septimus Piesse
cascarilla bark is good to smoke, to prevent the effects of malaria, and in sick rooms to correct bad effluvia.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million | Sarah Josepha Hale
Much better than plain water he considers water to which some light bitter has been added, such as cascarilla.Makers of Modern Medicine | James J. Walsh
Tobacco and cascarilla bark also flourish; and cotton is indigenous and was woven into cloth by the aborigines.
British Dictionary definitions for cascarilla
a West Indian euphorbiaceous shrub, Croton eluteria, whose bitter aromatic bark is used as a tonic
the bark of this shrub
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