quassia family

quassia family

noun
the plant family Simaroubaceae, characterized by tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having pinnately compound leaves, clusters of flowers, fruit in the form of a capsule or berry, or fleshy or winged fruit, and a bitter bark used medicinally, and including the ailanthus and quassia.
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quassia family

noun
chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark having dry usually one-seeded winged fruit [syn: Simaroubaceae
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