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.

1870–75; < Spanish, equivalent to cascar(a) bark (see cascara) + -illa < Latin -illa diminutive suffix Unabridged
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cascarilla (ˌkæskəˈrɪlə)
1.  a West Indian euphorbiaceous shrub, Croton eluteria, whose bitter aromatic bark is used as a tonic
2.  the bark of this shrub
[C17: from Spanish, diminutive of cáscara bark; see cascara]

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