simarouba

simarouba

[sim-uh-roo-buh]
noun
1.
any tropical American tree belonging to the genus Simaruba, of the quassia family, having pinnate leaves, a fleshy fruit, and a root whose bark contains an appetite stimulant.
2.
the bark of this family of trees and shrubs.
Also, simaruba.


Origin:
1745–55; < French < Carib simaruba

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simarouba or simaruba (ˌsɪməˈruːbə)
 
n
1.  any tropical American tree of the genus Simarouba, esp S. amara, having divided leaves and fleshy fruits: family Simaroubaceae
2.  the medicinal bark of any of these trees
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Carib simaruba]
 
simaruba or simaruba
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Carib simaruba]

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