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cascarilla

[kas-kuh-ril-uh] /ˌkæs kəˈrɪl ə/
noun
1.
Also called cascarilla bark. the bitter, aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub, Croton eluteria, of the spurge family, used as a tonic.
2.
the shrub itself.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Spanish, equivalent to cascar(a) bark (see cascara) + -illa < Latin -illa diminutive suffix
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cascarilla

/ˌkæskəˈrɪlə/
noun
1.
a West Indian euphorbiaceous shrub, Croton eluteria, whose bitter aromatic bark is used as a tonic
2.
the bark of this shrub
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, diminutive of cáscara bark; see cascara
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