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cascarilla


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cascarilla  \Cas`ca*ril"la\,  n.[Sp.,  small  thin  bark,  Peruvian 
  bark,  dim.  of  c['a]scara  bark.]  (Bot.) 
  A  euphorbiaceous  West  Indian  shrub  ({Croton  Eleutheria}); 
  also  its  aromatic  bark. 
 
  {Cascarilla  bark}  (or  {Cascarilla})  (Med.),  the  bark  of 
  {Croton  Eleutheria}.  It  has  an  aromatic  odor  and  a  warm, 
  spicy,  bitter  taste,  and  when  burnt  emits  a  musky  odor.  It 
  is  used  as  a  gentle  tonic,  and  sometimes  for  the  sake  of 
  its  fragrance,  mixed  with  smoking  tobacco,  when  it  is  said 
  to  occasion  vertigo  and  intoxication. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cascarilla 
  n  :  West  Indian  shrub  with  aromatic  bark  [syn:  {Croton  eluteria}] 




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