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Quassia, kwash′i-a, n. a South American tree, the bitter wood and bark of which are used as a tonic.
From six to eight ounces of the infusion of quassia is then passed, as high up as the catheter will reach.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague
I have tasted rue, I have tasted aloes, I have tasted quassia, and I have nearly died of squills.From Pillar to Post|John Kendrick Bangs
Bitter substances, like commercial aloes and quassia, are useless against rabbits.
His laugh was bitter as quassia; he turned his head toward the sound of the automobile horn that summoned him.A Man's Hearth|Eleanor M. Ingram