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simarouba

[sim-uh-roo-buh] /ˌsɪm əˈru bə/
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
1745-1755
1745-55; < French < Carib simaruba
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simarouba

/ˌsɪməˈruːbə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Carib simaruba
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